Florence Price

Image of New Jersey Youth Symphony, Maestro George Marriner Maull and tap dancers from The Newark School of the Arts

Of Our New Day Begun: Celebrating Black History Month

This New Jersey Youth Symphony Signature Concert was recorded on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm The Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton, NJ.  Featuring Maestro Helen H….

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Event at Patriots Theater at the War Memorial in Trenton NJ on February 4, 2023 at 7:00pm with The New Jersey Youth Symphony, The Discovery Orchestra and The Newark School of the Arts.

Celebrate Black History Month

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:00 PM
Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton, NJ

New Jersey Youth Symphony presents
Of Our New Day Begun: Celebrating Black History Month:
This signature concert is a confluence of music, dance, and a story beyond cultural boundaries. Maestro Maull partners with Helen H. Cha-Pyo, Conductor of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, to explore Florence Price’s Juba Dance. The performance features dancers from The Newark School of Arts with Maurice Chestnut, Choreographer.

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Musically Celebrate Black History Month

Musically Celebrate Black History Month

In February America celebrates Black History Month, taking time to honor African Americans. In this blog post I pay tribute to composers Florence Price and William Grant Still, and to…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 179 – Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 “Juba Dance”, Part 2

It was in 1933 when the first African-American woman would have her music performed by a major U.S symphony orchestra. Maestro Maull explores Florence Price’s Symphony No.1 which fuses Price’s…

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Discovery Orchestra Chat 178 – Florence Price’s Symphony No. 1 “Juba Dance”, Part 1

It was in 1933 when the first African-American woman would have her music performed by a major U.S symphony orchestra. Maestro Maull explores Florence Price’s Symphony No.1 which fuses Price’s…

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I just listened to the first episode of this (Dvorak’s “New World” Symphony) and can’t believe how fortunate I was to run across this on Prime. I have heard Maull lecture many times before performances and now here he is right on my computer screen and with the clearest of visual aids. I promise if you listen to one of these you will understand a piece as never before. And, I have discovered from past experiences with his lectures that I always listen to any given piece with a greater connection. These “home” viewings of Maull’s lectures are such a gift! Highly recommended.

— Carolyn Bross, Amazon Reviewer