Movement II. The Other Side of the Table

While the fight for equal representation in classical music sometimes seems bleak, in general, there has been some forward momentum in furthering this cause.  Women and composers of color are being programmed more frequently; people of color are holding positions in major symphony orchestras across the nation; women are standing on the podiums of these same orchestras; operatic stages are slowly becoming little microcosms that reflect the diversity of our broader world; and the stories that are immortalized in music and performed  in our opera houses and concert halls offer multiple perspectives of situations that are relevant to our times. 

But to quote Bart Simpson:  “Are we there yet?”

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Damien Geter
Movement I. An African American Requiem—A Long Time Coming

Welcome to the first installment of my blog, Movements

Movements was created as an avenue to discuss matters relating to the marriage of music and social justice.  It’s a way for me to talk about my own music, but also to highlight the work of others. Artists are responding to the tumult of the world and creating meaningful art that speaks.  History will look back on this time as a kind of…

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Damien Geter