Black History Month programming on WRR101

Throughout the month of February, WRR 101 is honoring composers, conductors, and soloists of African descent who have made – and continue to make – significant contributions to classical music. In addition to playing numerous works from our ever-expanding music library, Kurt Rongey will feature a special Black History Month Musical Spotlight every morning. Tune in each day at 9 a.m. to hear spotlights on the following people:

Thurs. Feb. 1: Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Fri. Feb. 2: Florence Price

Sat. Feb. 3: Zenobia Powell Perry

Mon. Feb. 5: Paul Robeson

Tue. Feb. 6: Duke Ellington

Wed. Feb. 7: Adolphus Hailstork

Thu. Feb. 8: George Bridgetower

Fri. Feb. 9: Scott Joplin

Sat. Feb. 10: Harry T. Burleigh

Mon. Feb. 12: Chevalier de St. George

Tue. Feb. 13: Hazel Scott

Wed. Feb. 14: Philippa Schuyler

Thu. Feb. 15: R. Nathaniel Dett

Fri. Feb. 16: Will Marion Cook

Sat. Feb. 17: Ulysses Kay

Mon. Feb. 19: Nora Douglas Holt

Tue. Feb. 20: Eva Jessye

Wed. Feb. 21: Isata Kanneh-Mason and her family

Thu. Feb. 22: Ignatius Sancho

Fri. Feb. 23: Andre Watts

Sat. Feb. 24: Grace Bumbry

Mon. Feb. 26: Thomas Wiggins

Tue. Feb. 27: William Grant Still

Wed. Feb. 28: Marion Anderson

Thu. Feb. 29: Reri Grist

Special program Sunday, Feb. 25 at 7 pm: Take Me to the Water

A one-hour special, hosted by Vernon Neal, focusing on harpist Ashley Jackson’s program Take Me to the Water recorded at American Public Media’s studios. Take Me to the Water, is an immersive audio experience that touches on themes from African mythology, the antebellum spiritual tradition and water’s transportive, transmogrifying nature. Vernon Neal is the host of the podcast Rhapsody in Black, which turns up the voices of Black artists in the world of classical music