Philadelphia Orchestra’s home renamed Marian Anderson Hall as Verizon name comes off

Marian Anderson, an acclaimed and boundary-breaking Black contralto, was born in Philadelphia in 1897.

Marian Anderson & James DePreist (c. 1966)

During the summer of 1966, the groundbreaking American contralto performed with the Grant Park Orchestra under the direction of her nephew, conductor James DePreist.

Juneteenth 2020 on WFMT

In observance of Juneteenth, WFMT is sharing music by Black composers and performers throughout the day.