This program illuminates two trailblazing African American composers: Florence Price, the first Black female to have a composition performed by a major U.S. orchestra and Jessie Montgomery, one of today’s most compelling composers.
Dynamic pianist Awadagin Pratt performs Montgomery’s new piano concerto and another SFSO premiere, Bach’s Keyboard Concerto No. 4.
All of this is anchored by Brahms’ lyrically beautiful Symphony No. 1.