LHI: Jon Boyd on Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Feb 13, 2014

Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life of Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, a violinist by training who created one of the most popular pieces of the turn of the last century, Hiawatha's Wedding Feast.

Jon Boyd
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Tuesdays in February on Let's Hear It, Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd illuminate the music of classical composers of color. A violist with a lively interest in sharing the rich history of music performed and written by individuals of mixed or non-European ancestries, Jon discusses composers such as Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de Saint-George, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, and George Walker. Each program will also feature a concert highlight of the Sphinx Virtuosi, a touring ensemble of award-winning Black and Latino musicians.