Audio Library No. 1 – William Levi Dawson

OBJECTIVE: Heighten awareness of historically significant, but little known, symphonic, chamber, and vocal music -including operas. No. 1     William Levi Dawson was an African American composer, professor and choir director born on September 26, 1899 in Anniston, Alabama. His 1934 NEGRO FOLK SYMPHONY had a successful world premiere with conductor Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra.…

2020 Pulitzer Prizes

    In addition to Pulitzer Prizes for Anthony Davis (Music); Nikole Hannah-Jones (Commentary); Ida B. Wells (Special Citation) already reported; Colson Whitehead won Fiction https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/colson-whitehead-0 and Michael R. Jackson won Drama https://www.pulitzer.org/winners/michael-r-jackson.

At Home With… features celebrated pianist Yuja Wang and Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Thomas Wilkins

  “In a split week, the radio series At Home With… features celebrated pianist Yuja Wang and Principal Conductor of the Hollywood Bowl Thomas Wilkins, coming to you from their respective homes. Interviewed by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, they will offer their reflections on the music they have chosen to share.” “At Home With Yuja Wang can be heard Tuesday…

POLITICS of MUSIC

POLITICS of MUSIC MARGARET GARNER Opera was co-commissioned by the Michigan Opera Theatre, Cincinnati Opera and Opera Philadelphia, it premièred on 7 May 2005 at the Detroit Opera House in Detroit, Michigan with Denyce Graves in the title role. As the Cincinnati Opera approach 100th birthday, please see comment by Katie Syroney, Director of Communication:: MARGARET GARNER, 2005 “There are so many extraordinary…

POLITICS of MUSIC update

    POLITICS of MUSIC update The status of MusicUNTOLD POLITICS of MUSIC chamber music concert at the Music Centers’ WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL featuring music of American composers Roy Harris and William Grant Still is pending announcement of a new date after June 29, 2020 cancellation due to pandemic health issues. Composer Roy Harris…

Classical KUSC Radio “Play On, California!” blog

  Each day, the KUSC Classical Radio “Play On, California!” blog is updated to reflect new digital content being produced up and down the state, small and large https://www.kusc.org/culture/staff-blog/play-on-california/ I have followed the amateur and professional career of soprano Julia Bullock with amazement. Julia Bullock recently posted a home performance of ONE BY ONE with…