Classical music’s history as a predominantly white-led art form has contributed to the barriers that keep audiences of color out of concert halls, recital rooms and opera houses. Celeste Headlee leads a panel of artists and advocates in discussing some remedies: repertoire that reflects diversity and diverse stories; representation onstage and in company leadership; lifting goals of audience diversification from moribund mission statements to real life; and the rise of BIPOC-led music organizations bringing the art form to non-white communities.
Host: Celeste Headlee
Philippa P.B. Hughes
Dr. Tammy Kernodle
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