A New World Masterpiece

Masterworks

A New World Masterpiece: Florence Price’s Rediscovered Symphony

Feb 20
Sunday
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Natasha Paremski, piano

Composer Florence Price made history in 1933 when her piece became the first symphony by a black woman to be performed by a major American Orchestra. While it slipped in to obscurity after its premiere, her Symphony No. 1 is now experiencing a well-deserved revival in the world of classical music! Then, indulge in the romance of Ravel’s jazz-inspired piano concerto (performed by guest artist Natasha Paremski!) and Tchaikovsky’s famous love themes.

FLORENCE PRICE Symphony No 1
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

This concert will be broadcast on Radio Kansas on Friday, April 15, 2022 at 7:00 PM. To see our full Masterworks broadcast schedule, click here.
 

At the Wichita Symphony, we are excited to be BETTER TOGETHER, ONCE AGAIN! Thank you for helping us return to LIVE music while maintaining the health & safety of our musicians, volunteers, staff, and patrons like you!

Vaccination/Negative COVID test requirements:

Beginning January 1, 2022, the Board of Directors for the Wichita Symphony Society requires all patrons to show, with government-issued photo ID, proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID test from within 72-hours of the concert. We ask that all audience members continue to wear cloth or disposable face masks worn over the mouth and nose, as they have in throughout the fall. For more details, please visit WichitaSymphony.org/public-updates.

Proof of COVID vaccination OR Negative COVID test within 72-hours of the concert are required from all concertgoers.
Masks are also required.

For more information on health and safety expectations, please CLICK HERE
Natasha Paremski

About Natasha Paremski 

Second appearance with the Wichita Symphony
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and flawless technique. Natasha is a regular return guest of many major orchestras, including Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Grant Park Festival, Winnipeg Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom she has performed every year since 2008 in venues such as Royal Albert Hall and Royal Festival Hall. Learn more at natashaparemski.com.

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