George Shirley: A life in music
George Shirley is a trailblazer — an award-winning operatic tenor who helped change and shape some of the nation’s most powerful cultural institutions.
As a pioneer and teacher, he paved the way for generations of aspiring African American opera singers.
George Shirley has a story to tell. Today he shares it with us in conversation and in performance.
Scripted and edited by Joe Horowitz. Sound design and production by Peter Bogdanoff. George Shirley and Joe Horowitz will reprise “George Shirley: A life in Music” for Chamber Music Cincinnati this April. Earlier ‘More Than Music’ programs can be found here, here, here , and here.
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