Reflecting a Just Future II: Early Music and Identity

Reflecting a Just Future II: Early Music and Identity

Early Music Seattle has much to learn in order to play an authentic role in serving a society that values Black bodies and Black voices ...
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Early Music Seattle
Published:
July 19, 2020
His Name is Joseph Boulogne, Not "Black Mozart"

His Name is Joseph Boulogne, Not “Black Mozart”

An 18th-century polymath has had his brilliant music and life diminished by a demeaning nickname ...
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The New York Times
Published:
July 22, 2020
Machaut’s ‘Notre Dame’: Why a 14th century mass is the genesis of modern music

Machaut’s ‘Notre Dame’: Why a 14th century mass is the genesis of modern music

This is a one-of-a-kind mass, written probably around 1360, only a few years after the Black Death, when bubonic plague reduced the population of Reims by a quarter to a ...
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Los Angeles times
Published:
July 8, 2020
Orchestra of New Spain stirs up controversy with the first live, public concert in the region

Orchestra of New Spain stirs up controversy with the first live, public concert in the region

The hour-long performance featured 11 string players wearing masks and social distancing ...
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The Dallas Morning News
Published:
June 28, 2020
Contralto Emily Marvosh calls for leadership, diversity in classical music

Contralto Emily Marvosh calls for leadership, diversity in classical music

“The problem isn’t just playing Mozart and Bach — I know those things are compelling. It’s being led by white men. There are other viewpoints that are not being thought ...
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Wicked Local Salem
Published:
June 15, 2020

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