Digital Commonwealth

The classical heritage of African American musicians

Item Information

Title:
The classical heritage of African American musicians
Description:
In this clip Tanya Hart interviews classical musician Wendell English of Concerts in Black and White, Boston, a newly formed corporation providing classical music performances, about the rich heritage of classical music being performed by African American musicians in Boston since the turn of the 20th century. Overall in the rogram focuses on classical music performed by African American and Spanish-speaking musicians. Host Tanya Hart interviews classical musicians Wendell English (representing Concerts in Black and White, Boston, a newly formed corporation providing classical music performances) and Manuel Gonzalez (representing Opera 76, a company of Hispanic classical musicians). Topics include the work of each musician, the missions of their organizations, the reception of Gonzalez's opera Nela as the first Puerto Rican opera to be performed at Lincoln Center, New York City, and the difficulties minorities face in achieving recognition as classical musicians. Program includes performances by the Bridgetower Quartet, a group linked to Concerts in Black and White, and Opera 76 tenor Carlos Santana, as well as the "Community Calendar." Produced by Marita Muhammad Rivero. Directed by Conrad White.
Director:
White, Conrad
Producer:
Rivero, Marita
Creator:
Jones, Vickie
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Allen, Lydia
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Contributor:
Kramer, Sharon
Contributor:
Stewart, Aubrey
Contributor:
Bourne, Wendell
Contributor:
Bundy, Kissette
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
Sullivan, John
Researcher:
Spooner, Dighton
Host:
Hart, Tanya
Contributor:
Cross, June
Contributor:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Date:
April 30, 1976
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Nela (Opera)
Bridgetower String Quartet
English, Wendell
African American musicians
African American orchestral musicians
Gonzalez, Manuel
Concerts in Black and White (Boston, Mass.)
Link to Item:
Terms of Use:
Rights status not evaluated.
Contact host institution for more information.
Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_0EFCBE9B8E6049F387A38B37FEC6E011