The Gateways Music Festival

The Gateways Music Festival

Tue, 08/13/2013 - 1:00pm

Pictured: Full Orchestra

Credit: Gateways Music Festival

Host Julia Figueras welcomes members from the Gateways Music Festival - Watch it online!to perform, airing Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. on Classical 91.5/FM-HD 91.5-1, before a live audience of WXXI’s sustaining members. The program repeats Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Pianist Terrence Wilson, violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins, and trumpeter Herbert Smith will perform. Gateways is celebrating its 20th anniversary season at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, featuring African-American musicians from throughout the United States in recitals and concerts.

The mission of the festival is to increase the visibility of classical musicians of African descent and to heighten public awareness of the contributions to classical music by musicians of African descent. WXXI is an official media partner for the 2013 Festival, which takes place in Rochester from August 14 – 18. 

Watch the full presentation below!

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