Two titans of classical music are paired for this emotion-filled concert. Florence Price, the first African American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, weaves familiar spiritual melodies into her technically challenging Five Folksongs in Counterpoint. Bookending this work are two chamber pieces by Beethoven: the humorous Duet with Two Obligato Eyeglasses and his dramatic sextet for strings and horns.
BEETHOVEN Duet with Two Obligato Eyeglasses for Viola and Cello
PRICE Five Folksongs in Counterpoint
BEETHOVEN Sextet for Two Horns and Strings in E-flat Major, Op. 81b
Sponsorship support for CSO Sessions is generously provided by the Zell Family Foundation; an anonymous donor; Kenneth C. Griffin Charitable Fund; JCS Arts, Health and Education Fund of the DuPage Foundation; the Julian Family Foundation, in honor of Cristina Rocca; Cynthia M. Sargent; Megan and Steve Shebik; Betty W. Smykal; TAWANI Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; ITW, and PNC.