State University of New York Geneseo
1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454
Please join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and conductor Dr. Leah McGray in their celebration of American composers in two concerts this February! Guest artist Dr. Artina McCain, a Gateways Music Festival musician, and professor at the University of Memphis, joins us for performances of the recently discovered Florence Price “Concerto in D Minor” for Piano and Orchestra, written in 1934. Price’s music is currently experiencing a revival, as many of her works were premiered, and then stored in a family member’s basement without being published until a fire revealed the wealth of works, which are finally enjoying new life.
• The first concert (February 15 at 6 PM) will be held at Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Ave., Rochester, and also feature the ROCmusic Collaborative String Orchestra, a free orchestral training program for elementary and secondary students in Rochester. A free will donation accepted at the door will be collected for ROCmusic and Ashbury First Methodist Church.
• The second concert (February 16 at 3 PM) will be held in Wadsworth Auditorium on the SUNY Geneseo campus, and also feature performances from winners from the 2019 Geneseo Concerto Competition, Regina Dziergas, flute, and Kayla McGallian, soprano. This concert is free and all are welcome!