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Classical Roots

Streaming: Saturday, March 2, at 7:45pm EST

Classical Roots has celebrated the contributions of African American composers and artists for nearly fifty years. This season, we hear new music from Shelley Washington, who focuses "on exploring emotions and intentions by finding their root cause." Saxophonist Steven Banks, "one of the transformational musicians of the twenty-first century" ("Seen and Heard International") performs a new concerto written for him by Grammy Award–winner Billy Childs.

Amplifying Voices is a New Music USA initiative, which is powered by the Sphinx Ventures Fund, with additional support from ASCAP and the Sorel Organization.