little OPERA theatre of ny, National Black Theatre & Harlem Opera Theatre to Present ‘American One Acts, a preview concert’

The little OPERA theatre of ny is joining forces with the National Black Theatre and Harlem Opera Theater to present “American One Acts, a preview concert” on June 3, 2022. The showcase, which will take place at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center, will be directed by Philip Shneidman and conducted by Gregory Hopkins. Audiences will highlight from the company’s {…}

10 Essential & Historic Opera Recordings of Music by Black Composers (Updated with Addendum)

June 8th marks the start of African-American Music Appreciation Month. While the talent and musical accomplishments of the black community cannot possibly be summarized in one article, we have compiled a list of notable recordings of not only great singers, but also composers whose works have been overlooked for decades, even centuries.  In recent years more attention has finally been {…}

Harry T. Burleigh Society and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra To Present ‘From Song Came Symphony’

The Harry T. Burleigh Society and Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra will collaborate to present “From Song Came Symphony.” The concert will explore the symphonic influence of composer Harry T. Burleigh, “who’s legacy is often tied to the concertization of the American spiritual,” according to the press release. The Burleigh Society aims to “advance the studies of black art music through {…}