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When Black Conductors Aren’t Comfortable at Concerts, Classical Music Has a Real Problem

There’s a reason so few Black people go to the symphony

Photo: ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/Getty Images

To hear soprano Renée Fleming was my dream. The chance came one night at a Chicago Lyric Opera gala concert.

I left at intermission.

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Brandon Keith Brown

Brandon Keith Brown

Prize-Winning Stick Waver/Slinger of Sounds| Speaker | Educator | ARTivist. Engineering Society from the Podium | http://ko-fi.com/maestrobkb