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Concerts in Black and Brown
Program 613
Original Airdate: 4/30/1976

Subject Keywords
Afro-American musicians
Afro-American orchestral musicians
Hispanic musicians
Music - Performance
Opera

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Personal Names
English, Wendell
Gonzalez, Manuel

Corporate Names
Bridgetower String Quartet
Concerts in Black and White - Boston - Massachusetts
Nela (opera)
Opera 76

Program Description
Program focuses on classical music performed by African American and Spanish-speaking musicians. Host Tanya Hart interviews classical musicians Wendell English (representing Concerts in Black and White, Boston, a newly formed corporation providing classical music performances) and Manuel Gonzalez (representing Opera 76, a company of Hispanic classical musicians). Topics include the work of each musician, the missions of their organizations, the reception of Gonzalez's opera Nela as the first Puerto Rican opera to be performed at Lincoln Center, New York City, and the difficulties minorities face in achieving recognition as classical musicians. Program includes performances by the Bridgetower Quartet, a group linked to Concerts in Black and White, and Opera 76 tenor Carlos Santana, as well as the "Community Calendar."

Producer
Marita Muhammad Rivero

Associate Producer
Vickie Jones

Director
Conrad White

Writer
Dighton Spooner

Host
Tanya Hart

Guests
Windell English
Manuel Gonzalez

Performers
Juan Danderidge (musician)
Manuel Gonzalez (composer and musician)
Bruce Mack (musician)
Clifford Panton (musician)
Carlos Santana (opera vocalist)
Jerome Wright (musician)

Others
Lydia Allen (intern)
Wendell Bourne (intern)
Ron Buccheri (switcher)
Kissette Bundy (intern)
Basil Chigas (stage manager)
Brian Clarke (intern)
June Cross (production assistant)
Sharon Kramer (graphic designer)
Frank Lane (camera)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Will Morton (audio)
Dighton Spooner (researcher)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
John Sullivan (lighting)
Bob Wilson (camera)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-03309
Preservation master beta SP cassette AB-01251A
Preservation master digital beta cassette AB-01251
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -3 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy VHS cassette (item number not yet assigned)



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