The Colour of Music Festival presents the Symposium: An Ode to Leontyne Price, the most famous soprano of her generation and chronicled worldwide as one of the most incredible voices in modern times. Ms. Price celebrated her 90th birthday (February 10, 2017) acknowledging her enormous contribution to black classical advancements. Leontyne. Price had a close professional relationship with Mr. Barber that spanned decades. His Hermit Songs had their premiere in 1953 at the Library of Congress with soprano Leontyne Price and Barber himself as pianist.
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