Badger Talks Live - Stephanie Elkins on American Composer Florence Price | WisCommunity


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This is a FREE, virtual event which will take place on the UW Connects Facebook page here

Join WPR’s “Morning Classics” host Stephanie Elkins in a free, live online conversation about American classical composer Florence Price. Price is noted as the first Black woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra premiered Price’s Symphony No. 1 in 1933, yet much of her work disappeared after her death in the 1950s. House renovators rescued Price’s hand-written scores from the trash in 2009, and her work is now being performed and recorded again. Hear Stephanie’s account of Price’s early life as a child prodigy, career as a composer and the revival of Price’s oeuvre, illustrated with several musical excerpts.

Stephanie Elkins is the host and programmer of “Morning Classics,” and also works with the music department and others behind the scenes at WPR. Elkins has been with the organization since 2007, hosting “Simply Folk” from 2011 to 2016, co-hosting “The Midday” with Norman Gilliland from 2008 to 2010, producing “Music from Wisconsin” and hosting other classical programs. She has conducted hundreds of interviews with musicians in genres ranging from opera to Americana and served as WPR’s marketing director in 2009 and 2010.


Mar 2 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
UW Connects