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Celebrating Amy Beach and Florence Price

May 8 @ 7:30 pm

Free
Screenshot of Clara Yang (left) and Sunmi Chang (right) in performance together virtually.

FEATURING

Clara Yang, piano

Sunmi Chang, violin

PROGRAM

Amy Beach | Romance for Violin and Piano, Op. 23

Amy Beach | Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Minor, Op. 34 (1896)

Florence Price | Fantasy No. 1

As part of our project featuring music by women composers, violinist Sunmi Chang and I originally planned for an in-person concert at UNC. Due to the pandemic, we have started our journey with remote collaborations. The first American woman to write a symphony, Amy Beach’s Romance and Sonata for Violin and Piano were written in the rich 19th-century Romantic harmonic language. Florence Price was a brilliant composer who lived in the Jim Crow era. She endured a battle with systemic racism and sexism throughout her life. Her Fantasy No. 1 is a synthesis of the post-Romantic style and the melodic and harmonic idioms of the African American folksong.

-Associate Professor Clara Yang

This pre-recorded concert will be premiered on the department’s YouTube channel. It is free to all and will be available for viewing after the premiere.

Details

Date:
May 8
Time:
7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.youtube.com/c/UNCDepartmentofMusic

Venue

Online