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Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra. (Photo: Kolin Mendez Photography)

Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra: Powell Perry, León, Price

Sunday, October 24, 2021

6–7:30 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

The Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra returns to our Auditorium with a dynamic program highlighting three women composers of color. The evening begins with a Suite from Zenobia Powell Perry's opera Tawawa House, which tells the story of a spa hotel in Xenia Springs, Ohio—from its role in the Underground Railroad movement and destruction by fire in 1865 to its revival and current life as part of Wilberforce University. Tania León's intricate composition for woodwinds and percussion, “Ácana,” derives its inspiration from a poem by Cuban Poet Laureate Nicolás Guillén. The Fourth Symphony of Florence Price concludes the program. Heavily influenced in her early work by the orchestral music of Antonín Dvořák, her later work, as in this symphony, shows a mature and unique voice.

Program:

  • Zenobia Powell Perry: Suite from Tawawa House, 1985
  • Tania León: “Ácana,” 2008 
  • Florence Price: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, 1945

Advance tickets are $15 for seniors and Museum Members and $20 for non-Members; same-day tickets are $25 at the door. Free for youth 16 and under. Tickets are available through the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra.

All visitors 12 and older must show proof of vaccination and a valid I.D. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

For access needs, please email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.