Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble

Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble

  There’s nothing quite like getting up early to see the sunrise, and it’s an experience that’s been translated into music over and over again. While many of these musical depictions of dawn come from the European orchestral repertoire,...
William Grant Still

William Grant Still

Have you ever dreamed to visit the African continent? While this dream has been realized for many people these days, Afro-Americans in the early 20th century, for the most part, could only imagine what it might be like to visit the Motherland. But, one composer, in...
Courtney Bryan

Courtney Bryan

  There are many things that make the millennial generation unique, including our coming of age when technology made huge leaps forward, shifting the way people engage their work/life balance, and of course, continuing classical music’s trajectory into new...
Marcus Norris

Marcus Norris

For many composers, paying attention to what’s going on “outside” was a very important part of their process – think about Beethoven’s nature-inspired Pastoral Symphony or Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Well that idea of being...
Florence Price

Florence Price

  I don’t know about you, but for me, classical music is the perfect way to enjoy a really long journey across town, or even across the country. And if you look close enough at the classical repertoire, you’ll even find pieces of music that were...
Reena Esmail

Reena Esmail

  In the past few decades, more women have come to the front in the world of orchestral music than ever before! And it’s important to note that these women have brought their contemporary experiences and realities with them. Hi – I’m Loki...