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Open Ears: A Series of Stories About Composers, Musicians, and Conductors Who Deserve More Recognition

Marian Anderson

So many people who made invaluable contributions to classical music were underappreciated in their time, or have been nearly lost to history. That’s why KUSC started Open Ears, a series of stories about composers, musicians, and conductors who deserve more recognition, starting with a look at the life of singer Marian Anderson, conductor Calvin Simmons, composer Florence B. Price, composer Julius Eastman, influential pianist, singer, and teacher Amanda Ira Aldridge, pioneering conductor Rudolph Dunbar, multi-talented composer/actor Jester Hairston, guitar prodigy María Luisa Anido, singer, choral director, composer, actor, teacher, and poet Eva Jessye, composer and pianist Margaret Bonds, composer and teacher Undine Smith Moore, pianist Mana-Zucca, composer, arranger, and singer Harry T. Burleigh, and composer and critic Nora Holt. Check back soon for new additions to KUSC’s Open Ears.

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The Classical Team
The Classical Team
Published on 02.04.2022