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August 2022 | The Sound of 13

Nate Ryan

Wednesdays, Aug. 3-31 at 7 p.m. on 90.5 FM & STREAMING | Experience the classical influences of Afro-Americans through the lens of the 13th Amendment.

Aug. 3 | Women of the Movement 
A celebration of Black women in western classical music, featuring the newly-recorded Montgomery Variations by Margaret Bonds and the Grammy-winning recording of Florence Price’s Symphony No. 3.

Aug. 10 | The Movies
A look at Black achievement in film and film music featuring works by Quincy Jones, Michael Abels, and Terrence Blanchard.

Aug. 17 | Building America
Music and stories that center the impact of Black diversity in early America, including Gottschalk’s Symphony No. 1 and the violin concerto of José White Lafitte.

Aug. 24 | Black Futurism and Imagination
A collection of 21st century works by Ozie Cargile, Jessie Montgomery, and Belize-born British composer Errolyn Wallen who received a CBE in 2020.

Aug. 31 | The Motherland
A celebration of music that highlights the sights and sounds of Africa, featuring a performance by the Buskaid Soweto String Ensemble and William Grant Still’s Ennanga.

The Capital Region’s source for classical music, local news and NPR. The station operates 24 hours per day and is available online at wkar.org.

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