Moderator/Host – Regie Gibson
Performer/Speaker – Dr. Samantha Ege
Join Cary Library and the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington for a virtual program that introduces audiences to Florence Price, the first African American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra – in 1933. Dr. Samantha Ege will elaborate on Florence Price’s style of music and provide vivid commentaries, while incorporating her own performance videos.
Dr Samantha Ege is a leading interpreter and scholar of the African American composer Florence B. Price. Dr Ege’s performances and publications shed an important light on composers from underrepresented backgrounds. She has been contracted as co-author alongside Douglas Shadle of Price (Master Musicians Series, Oxford University Press) and co-editor alongside A. Kori Hill of The Cambridge Companion to Florence B. Price (Cambridge University Press).
Dr Ege is the Lord Crewe Junior Research Fellow in Music at Lincoln College, University of Oxford. She holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of York and a BA with honors in Music from the University of Bristol. She spent her second undergraduate year at McGill University as an exchange student. She taught music internationally for almost a decade after graduating from Bristol. She joined Lincoln College in 2020.
Regie Gibson will be the host of this program. He is a poet, educator, and literary performer. Recently, as a member of Convergence Ensemble, Regie Gibson narrated an evening dedicated to art songs composed by Black composers of which Florence Price was centrally featured. He lives in Lexington.