At the height of the 20th century’s Great Depression, African-American composer Florence Price transcribed the daily struggles men and women faced through the evocative power of the orchestra. A veritable sound smith, Montréal-based Keiko Devaux works with acoustic and electroacoustic sound to create original compositions. Angel Blue, one of the most in-demand sopranos in the world, lends her stunning voice to Barber’s work.
Keiko DEVAUX, Premiere
BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Antony and Cleopatra, “Death of Cleopatra”
Florence PRICE, Symphony No. 3