Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain doesn’t ask for permission. He is a revolutionary, changing the world of concert music and opera by creating unapologetically black music–opera, string quartets, a YouTube requiem–all for black audiences. Taking the classical music world by storm, DBR is challenging some of the most powerful names and revered institutions in the classical music world to examine their repertoire and their hearts. Why in spite of blind auditions are there so few black musicians in the world’s orchestras? Why are classical music audiences so white? Are the orchestras and opera companies racist? Maybe. Or maybe it’s the repertoire. Well, not anymore. Join Tarik and Anna for an important conversation about the future of American concert music.
Composer’s Studio – 8/30/20 – Daniel Bernard Roumain