[HARRIS, Margaret]. C.B. Croques presents Margaret Harris, pianist. World's greatest five-year-old piano prodigy

Oakland, CA: Famous Cathedral Choir of the Greater Cooper Zion AME Church for Music Scholarship, 1949. Four-panel program brochure, small portrait of the smiling pianist posing at the keys; mildly worn with several short closed edge tears. An obituary for Harris stated, "The first black woman to conduct the symphony orchestras of Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis, Minnesota, and orchestras of 11 other American cities, Harris began her musical career as a piano prodigy. At 10 she performed with the Chicago Symphony and won a scholarship to the Curtis Institute. She later earned bachelors and masters degrees from the Juilliard School." Her untimely death at 56 came after the US Embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan invited her to assist with a production of Porgy and Bess.

Item #201235.

Price: $150.00

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