Happy Birthday Terrence Blanchard (3-13-19)!

Happy Birthday Terrence Blanchard (3-13-19)!

Don’t miss this video excerpt of a St. Louis American interview with Terrence Blanchard, the Academy Award-nominated composer of the BlacKkKlansman score. Blanchard discusses the painful family secret Charles Blow reveals in his memoir, “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” and the process of composing an opera based on Blow’s book.

The opera “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” commissioned by the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, will have its world-premiere in St. Louis on June 15, 2019.

This Sunday, March 17th, Mr. Blanchard will participate in a panel and workshop entitled, “Music and Words: Composing Across Genres” with St. Louis-based musician Lamar Harris at the Missouri History Museum from 3pm-4:30pm.

Monday, March 18th, 7pm-8:30pm, Blanchard will be featured on the panel, “Representation and Responsibility: Equity In the Music Industry” at Jazz St. Louis.


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