WQXR looks at the role of black performers, composers and music industry figures throughout the month of February.
Recently in Black History Month 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for "The Price of Admission," a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justice with his belief in the transformative power of the word. But he was a music lover, too, and some of the works he was most proud of were collaborations with composers and musicians.
Monday, February 04, 2013
Today we feature recordings of some pieces the great contralto Marian Anderson sang at the historic April 9, 1939 Lincoln Memorial concert.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
David Garland presents an overview of Quincy Jones' movie music, including highlights from "The Color Purple," "The Italian Job," "In the Heat of the Night," and more.
Friday, February 01, 2013
William Grant Still’s Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American” is the first symphony composed by an African American that was performed by a major orchestra.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A long history of black involvement with the concert hall precedes contemporary developments. View our timeline, which includes more than 200 years worth of events.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
In this hour-long musical biography, host Terrance McKnight interweaves musical examples with Dr. King's own speeches and sermons to illustrate the powerful place that music held in his work.