It's often been conjectured that jealousy--the natural complement to entitlement--was one of the driving forces behind the destruction of the largely African-American community of Greenwood, Tulsa. The community was professionally accomplished and highly educated. This morning's Gathering Music includes recordings by the legendary contralto Marian Anderson as well as an excerpt from Duke Ellington's "Black, Brown, and Beige." Anderson would become the first Black singer to perform at the Metropolitan Opera, and Ellington's work is essentially a symphonic tone poem by a composer yearning for access to the white-dominated world of art music. Read on for programming details, and stay tuned for spoken introductions.
"Black, Brown, and Beige" Part 3
Marion Anderson, contralto
"America" (recorded live at the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, 1939)
"He's Got the Whole World in his Hands"
Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Anthem: CUUC Choir and Friends, directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas
"You Will Be Found" from Dear Evan Hansen
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Cinnamon Grove No. 2
R. Nathaniel Dett