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A Celebration of Black Composers
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A Celebration of Black Composers


WFMT-FM and the Center for Black Music Research collaborated during February 2002 to produce four hour-long programs and an entire day of programming featuring works by black composers.

The programs, narrated by William Warfield and Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, aired during February 2002.

The one-hour programs were:

  • Symphony/chamber works by composers including Adolphus Hailstork, David Baker, and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.
  • Solo/chamber works by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Wendell Logan, Margaret Bonds, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Ulysses Kay and George Walker.
  • Vocal works by composers including Vicente Lusitano, William Grant Still, Hale Smith, T.J. Anderson, Howard Swanson and John Carter.
  • Violin concertos by Jose White, Roque Cordero and The Chevalier de Saint-Georges.