Black Music Spotlight (Week 4)

February 25, 2022, 8:30 am

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Headshot of Shawn Okpebholo, looking straight at camera wearing black half-frame glasses and white t-shirt.,
Shawn E. Okpebholo (Photo: Greg Halvorsen Scheck)

WFMT host LaRob K. Rafael curates and presents music by Black composers; this week’s selections are by Shawn Okpebholo, Orbert Davis, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Omar Thomas, and Steve Wallace.

Shared at 8:30 am each weekday in February.

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Monday, February 21

Shawn Okpebholo: TBA

Tuesday, February 22

Orbert Davis: El Malecón
Chicago Jazz Philharmonic: Orbert Davis, conductor

Wednesday, February 23

Jonathan Bailey Holland: Mobius
Nicholas Abrahams, violin; Olivia Hamilton, clarinet; Haddon Kay, cello; Lam Wong, piano

Thursday, February 24

Omar Thomas: Of Our New Day Begun
Western Kentucky University Wind Ensemble: Gary Schallert, conductor

Friday, February 25

Steve Wallace: Intermezzo and “These Walls” from Undying Love
Whitney Morrison, soprano; Jeremiah Hunt, double bass; Thaddeus Tukes, vibraphone; John A. Bitoy, III, piano; D-Composed; Steve Wallace, conductor