Music by Florence Price Featured by the Chicago Symphony and Others: A Conversation with Conductor Mei-Ann Chen

Mei-Ann Chen is Music Director of the Memphis Symphony and the Chicago Sinfonietta.  Earlier this year she guest-conducted with the San Diego Symphony, and on May 9 she made her subscription debut with the Chicago Symphony.  This is four orchestras and their audiences to whom she has introduced the music of Florence Price. A few weeks ago she was kind enough to take a few moments from her busy schedule and talk with me about how this all came about. Liane Curtis:  I just recently discovered what you are doing when I saw they were going to play the “Mississippi…