Still, William Grant

Musically Celebrate Black History Month

Musically Celebrate Black History Month

In February America celebrates Black History Month, taking time to honor African Americans. In this blog post I pay tribute to composers Florence Price and William Grant Still, and to…

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Inside Music Radio Show entitled Mother and Child, featuring the music of Willam Grant Still

Mother and Child

American composer William Grant Still decided to orchestrate the 2nd movement of his 1943 Suite for Violin and Piano for string orchestra.  The result?  An intensified version of what was already a very moving musical…

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Your “listening guide” amazes me, in that it is a means of illustrating the role of various instrumental sections in communicating and “telling” a story. My background is science and technology so the 1 -1 ½ hours listening to a symphony with your presentation was an exciting learning experience I was not expecting.You are an exceptional talent and personality to be able to introduce someone like myself to the very complicated language of a symphony.

— Outreach Program Attendee

 

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