Apotheosis of the Dance
Nov 19Mountain View United Methodist Church, 355 Ponca Place, Boulder, CO
The first concert of the season spotlights Florence Price’s Piano Concerto in One Movement. As the first African American female composer to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, Price was well known in the 1930s and 1940s. Her music is enjoying a much-deserved resurgence in recent years, and Pro Musica is proud to present the regional premiere of this concerto with soloist Jennifer Hayghe. Its lively dance forms, including a juba, pair well with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, often called the “apotheosis of the dance.” The concert kicks off with the world premiere of The Hill of Three Wishes by Ben Morris, the 2021 CU Composition Competition Winner.