News and Music to start your week!

Wishing everyone a meaningful and reflective Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  Celebrate by listing in to which features a day of music  programming by Black composers – including works by Florence Price and Margaret Bonds.

The Los Angeles Times talks about the legacy of George Walker (pictured) – one of the most celebrated American composers, who continues to be excluded from history texts and whose works are shamefully underperformed.

Fiona Maddocks of The Guardian informs about the latest CD released from Chineke! Orchestra – which includes works by Errollyn Wallen and Hannah Kendall.

Tune in to The Daffodil Perspective’s exciting and inclusive playlist for January 17 – including works by Florence Price, Louise Farrenc, Lera Auerbach, and more!

And!  To look forward to, we noticed that in May 2020 Knoxville Opera will be performing Nkeiru Okoye’s Opera “Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line To Freedom.”   This exciting opera was premiered in 2014 by the American Opera Project  of New York City.  More info about the opera is on Nkeiru Okoye’s own website (and listen to excerpts!).  We look forward to seeing this important opera!

ALSO To look forward to!  The Florence Price Festival, August 20-23!

How are you observing Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?  Be sure to let us know!