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Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Dr. Kabria Baumgartner (Tufts University), panelist
Dr. Kerri Greenidge (Northeastern University), panelist
Dr. Kendra Taira Field (Tufts University), panelist

Since the late 19th century, Boston has been home to many African American composers, musicians, and performers from the likes of Flora Batson, Robert Nathaniel Dett, Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, and Roland Hayes. Long before Boston’s Symphony Hall opened in 1900, these performers found support within Black communities across the diaspora, and cultivated a Black artistic tradition embedded in the legacy of African descended musicians in Boston’s contemporary classical music scene. Join scholars Dr. Kerri Greenidge, Dr. Kendra Field, and Dr. Kabria Baumgartner in lecture and discussion about Boston’s classical music history and the African descended musicians, performers, and composers who have shaped it.

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Mar 3, 2023, 5:30pm EST

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