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ARTWEEK: Florence Price Lecture

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Christ Church

33 Central Street

Andover, MA 01810

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Florence Price was the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer and to have a composition played by a major orchestra. In 2009, a substantial collection of Price's works and papers was found in an abandoned house on the outskirts of Chicago, Illinois. Among these works was "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight," a 30-minute piece for chorus, soloists, and piano, set to a poem by Vachel Lindsay. Join the Andover Choral Society and director Michael Driscoll, for a historical presentation given by choral member David Fitch, focusing on Price's life and works. Then stay around, if you wish, to hear the chorus rehearse for its upcoming May 4 performance of "Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight" and songs of George Gershwin.

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