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A New Song Cycle Contemplates Blackness

April 16, 2018

A collaboration between three prominent artistic voices — singer Lawrence Brownlee, composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes — examines what it means to be a black man in America today.

Songs We Love: Florence Price, 'Violin Concerto No. 2'

April 6, 2018

Florence Beatrice Price was born on April 9, 1887. We're celebrating the birthday of the first African-American woman to have her work performed by a major symphony by featuring her 2nd Violin Concerto at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.