Open Ears: The Endlessly Unfolding Story of Margaret Bonds
Explore the underappreciated life and work of Margaret Bonds, a pioneering Black composer and pianist, whose music is still being discovered 46 years after her death.
Open Ears: The Resurrection of Florence B. Price
Explore the life and legacy of Florence B. Price, the first African American woman to have a symphony performed by a major orchestra, in this Open Ears series by KUSC.
Caroline Shaw: Re-Imagining the Potential of the Human Voice
Celebrating the Classical California Ultimate Playlist, this article highlights the talents of Caroline Shaw, a NYC-based violinist, singer, and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer known for her unique vocal compositions.
Open Ears: Get to Know the Incredible Story of Marian Anderson
Explore the inspiring journey of Marian Anderson, a trailblazing African American singer who overcame racial barriers to perform at the White House and Metropolitan Opera.
You Can’t Help but Be Changed: Notes from a Musical Activist
Zanaida Robles, a prominent figure in LA's music scene, discusses her experiences, the controversy over her hymn arrangement, and her belief in music's unifying power.
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Explore the rich history of the viola, its unique sound, and its rise from a supporting role to a star in the orchestra. Tune in Saturday to learn more about this underappreciated instrument.
6 Pieces By Black Composers Whose Inspirations and Innovations Have Helped Define Our American Sound
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