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7:13 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on George Walker, first African-American to win Pulitzer in music

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 Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life and music of George Walker, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer prize in music, and the composer of over 90 published works.

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9:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Florence Price, African-American symphonist

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Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the life of Florence Price, whose groundbreaking career included the 1933 premiere by the Chicago Symphony of her award-winning Symphony No. 1 in E minor. 

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4:11 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

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

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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.

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11:48 am
Wed February 5, 2014

LHI: Jon Boyd on Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de St-George

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Let's Hear It host Cara Lieurance and Jon Boyd, a senior majoring in music at Western Michigan University, discuss the extraordinary life and career of Joseph Bolougne, Chevalier de Saint-George. Born to a French nobleman and Nanon, a Wolof former slave, he was an esteemed  violinist and swordsman who cut quite a figure in 18th century France. 

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