Fort Smith Symphony’s new Florence Price recording draws attention, and sales

Posted on: February 1, 2019

“Not everyone can say their music is a No. 1 seller on, but the members and music director of the Fort Smith Symphony now can claim that feat,” writes Scott Smith in Thursday’s (1/31) Times Record (Fort Smith, AK). “A few days ago, the symphony’s newest studio recording, ‘The Price of Pioneering: Her Symphonic First,’ hit the top selling spot in the classical music category on The recording … pays tribute to Arkansas native Florence Price…. ‘The music on the recording is wonderful, and the response to the music has been excellent,’ said John Jeter, music director for the Fort Smith Symphony. ‘The music is influenced by European symphony music but it’s very American and it’s about the American experience. There’s a blues element, and the music is influenced by church hymns…. The music on this recording isn’t that well-known as of now, and that is very exciting.’… Recorded at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center in May [the recording] features the Fort Smith Symphony’s recordings of Price’s Symphony No. 1 in E Minor and Symphony No. 4 in D Minor.”

Posted February 1, 2019