Black History Month Highlights

February 5, 2022, 11:00 am

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Robert Nathaniel Dett; Jessie Montgomery (photo credit: Jiyang Chen); Jonathan Miller.

This week on Introductions, we look back to performances of music by Black composers from the past twelve months. Teenage performers (and a few adults) play music by composers born in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries: Hailstork, Dett, Kay, Holland, Montgomery, and Miller.


Adolphus Hailstork: Flute Set:
1st movement
Joanna Choe, flute
First broadcast September 25, 2021

Robert Nathaniel Dett: Enchantment:
II. Song of the Shrine
III. Dance of Desire
Joshua Mhoon, piano
First broadcast May 1, 2021

Ulysses Kay: Bassoon Sonata
Eric Bahena Figueroa, bassoon; Beilin Han, piano
First broadcast March 6, 2021

Ulysses Kay: Viola Sonatine
Bella Kim, viola; Beilin Han, piano
First broadcast March 13, 2021

Jonathan Bailey Holland: Opus One
Ella Saputra, violin
First broadcast February 20, 2021

Jonathan Bailey Holland: Forged Sanctuaries:
II. Hypnosis of Tides
Ardente String Quartet: Ella Saputra & Ruth Kim, violins; Julie Kim, viola; Haoming Song, cello
First broadcast May 15, 2021

Jessie Montgomery: Rhapsody No. 1
Isabel Chen, violin
First broadcast July 31, 2021

Jonathan Miller: String Quartet No. 1
Recorded by ATLYS: Jinty McTavish & Sabrina Tabby, violins; Rita Andrade, viola; Genevieve Tabby, cello
First broadcast September 11, 2021

This episode is not available as a podcast for copyright reasons.