Composer Andre Previn, who died earlier this year, celebrated a career in classical music that few will ever achieve. But it wasn't enough to keep the Emmy Awards from showing a photo of the much-alive conductor Leonard Slatkin instead during a memorial tribute.
This Juneteenth, we're celebrating by featuring black classical music each hour on June 19. Learn more about six of the 24 pieces that classical host Garrett McQueen has picked to be featured in this year's Juneteenth celebration.
The experiences that Katie Brown and Dalanie Harris share as black women in classical music led them to create their own podcast, Classically Black. In this episode, Garrett and Scott talk about some of the challenges they've experienced in conversations surrounding race, followed by an interview with Katie and Dalanie.
Why is representation in classical music important? What does it feel like for black millennials in the concert hall? How is the music experience unique at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs)?
Welcome to Trilloquy, true and real stories from the fringes of classical music. In the Overture, hosts Garrett McQueen and Scott Blankenship introduce themselves by recalling the journeys that brought them together. The two also lay out the path toward the podcast, its purpose and where they plan to take it. The world of classical music is much like the rest of the world!
America's relationships with slavery, the civil rights movement and modern race-based challenges aren't the only things to think about for Black History Month. Members of the African diaspora have contributed to classical music since there was a "classical music." Here are nine notable performances of black pieces of music to explore.
The elite ensemble Sphinx Virtuosi, part of an organization that promotes inclusion and diversity in the world of classical music, is coming to the Ordway Center in St. Paul. Listen to their performance live at 3 p.m. Sunday on Classical MPR.
The Illharmonic Orchestra unites classically trained musicians with the music of 'old-school' hip-hop artists such as Wu-Tang, Lauryn Hill and the Roots to create a truly unique sound. Its latest album, 'Maniac Maestro,' is out now.