#Margaret Bonds

Inside Music Episode featuring Margaret Bond's "The Montgomery Variations".

The Decision

African American composer Margaret Bonds sadly did not live to hear her symphonic work, The Montgomery Variations, performed by a symphony orchestra. Today this work is being programmed by major…

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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