September 14 – 15

A program of wonderful musical masterpieces by extraordinarily gifted American composers. The Orchesrta Nova Northwest performs an exquisite lament by Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker, two works by Florence Price — the first black female composer to have a symphony performed by a major American orchestra: her passionate and powerful Symphony No. 1, with its musical reflections of Dvorak’s great New World Symphony, and also Price’s dynamic Piano Concerto. The Orchesrta Nova Northwest welcomes the outstanding pianist Artina McCain, who also performs a delightful Dance Tribute by Ghanaian-American composer Fred Onovwerosuoke.

Soloist Artina McCain, Piano

FRED ONOVWEROSUOKE Dance Tribute for Orchestra and Piano Obbligato
GEORGE WALKER Lyric for Strings
FLORENCE PRICE Piano Concerto in D Minor in One Movement
FLORENCE PRICE Symphony No. 1 in E Minor

Sat. September 14, 2024, 7:30 p.m. | Reynolds High School, Troutdale

Sun. September 14, 2024,, 3:00 p.m. | The Reser, Beaverton


Calendar for Essence American

  • 7:30pm

    Reynolds High School

    Troutdale, OR

  • 3:00pm

    The Reser

    12725 SW Millikan Way