WHRO FM Commemorates Juneteenth
- Written by Wayla Chambo
- Category: Featured - Radio
- Published: 16 June 2020
This Friday, in honor of Juneteenth, WHRO FM will feature the work of African American composers and performers in classical music. The Juneteenth holiday commemorates the end of slavery in the United States and celebrates African American freedom, education, and achievement. Tune in throughout the day to hear recordings from composers such as Nathaniel Dett, William Grant Still, Florence Price, Adolphus Hailstork, Valerie Coleman, and H. Leslie Adams; conductors Paul Freeman, James DePreist, Damon Gupton , and Kazem Abdullah; and performers including Jessye Norman, Leontyne Price, Awadagin Pratt, Leon Bates, Demarre and Anthony McGill, Kelly Hall-Tompkins, the Sphinx Virtuosi, the Imani Winds, and more.
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