30 episodes

Where we turn up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music, with host Vernon Neal.

Rhapsody in Black YourClassical

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Where we turn up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music, with host Vernon Neal.

    Grammy-nominated cellist Seth Parker Woods pushes boundaries of classical music

    Grammy-nominated cellist Seth Parker Woods pushes boundaries of classical music

    Seth Parker Woods is a cellist who wholeheartedly embraces new compositions, artistic innovation and pushes the boundaries of classical music. Find out more in the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.

    • 5 min
    Black Violin mixes hip-hop and classical to create an unabashedly Black sound

    Black Violin mixes hip-hop and classical to create an unabashedly Black sound

    The award-winning strings duo Black Violin has been mixing classical and hip hop for over twenty years. The group’s goal is to make the violin and viola sound naturally and unabashedly Black. Find out more in the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.

    • 5 min
    Woman-powered trio String Queens making a difference in the world

    Woman-powered trio String Queens making a difference in the world

    The String Queens are a woman-powered string trio based out of Washington D.C. who have made a difference in their community and in the classical music arena through their non-traditional programming and performances. Find out more in the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.

    • 5 min
    Celebrating composer Julia Perry's 100th birthday

    Celebrating composer Julia Perry's 100th birthday

    Composer Julia Perry for years existed only in the margins. Lost to time because of structural racism and sexism in America, her works are finally getting renewed attention. Find out more in the latest episode of the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.

    • 5 min
    Margaret Bonds and the words of Langston Hughes

    Margaret Bonds and the words of Langston Hughes

    Margaret Bonds dealt with racism as she broke barriers for future generations of Black women composers. Find out how the words and friendship of renowned Black novelist Langston Hughes helped her with that struggle in the latest episode of the 'Rhapsody in Black' podcast.

    • 5 min
    Florence Price meets Frederick Stock

    Florence Price meets Frederick Stock

    Composer Florence Price dealt with many systemic barriers in her pursuit of musical greatness. In the first episode of the ‘Rhapsody in Black’ podcast, find out how her hard work paid off after she won a composition competition and formed a partnership with Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Frederick Stock.

    • 5 min

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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