William Grant Still, the dean of African American composers
Rhapsody in Black - William Grant Still
Composer William Grant Still is the record holder for many firsts in the Black classical world. His Afro-American Symphony was the first to be performed by a major orchestra. A huge figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Still remains one of the most programmed and celebrated Black composers.
Host: Tesfa Wondemagegnehu
Producer: Dan Nass
Writers: Andrea Blain and Scott Blankenship
Executive Producer: Julie Amacher