WQXR looks at the role of black performers, composers and music industry figures throughout the month of February.
Recently in Black History Month 2015
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
At 10 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 15, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a one-hour special highlighting the life and music of composer and conductor Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
William Grant Still’s "Afro-American" Symphony was the first work by a black composer to be performed by a major orchestra. This week we walk through this composition.
Saturday, February 07, 2015
William Grant Still was known as the Dean of African-American composers. Learn about his life and music and listen to his daughter recall memories of her famous father.
Friday, February 06, 2015
Just over four percent of their musicians are African-American and Latino and when it comes to orchestra boards and CEOs, the numbers are even starker: only one percent.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
At 10 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 8, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a one-hour radio special that shines a light on Langston Hughes's lesser-known musical compositions.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
At 10 pm on Wednesday, Feb. 1, join WQXR host Terrance McKnight for a one-hour program that explores the symphonic music, songs, works for piano and legacy of Florence Beatrice Price.
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.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
At 9 pm on Saturday, Feb. 20, tune in for a musical portrait of Hazel Scott, a Juilliard-trained pianist who performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world.