Sundays at 12:00-1:00 pm on WXXI-FM 91.5, WXXY 90.3, WXXI-FM/HD 91.5-1, WITH-FM/HD 90.1-2 and online at wxxiclassical.org
Gateways Radio is a 13-week series of 1-hour programs produced by the Gateways Music festival in partnership with WXXI, and distributed nationally by WFMT Radio Network. Hosted by bassoonist Garrett McQueen, Gateways Radio features exceptional compositions and performances that celebrate the Gateways Music Festival's mission of connecting and supporting classical musicians of African descent, and serving as a source of inspiration, enlightenment and engagement for communities - especially communities underrepresented in classical music.
The Eastman School of Music's Sibley Library houses the R. Nathaniel Dett Collection of printed scores composed or arranged by Nathaniel Dett, manuscripts, ephemera, programs and other printed works from Dett's personal library. Dett graduated from Oberlin Concervatory in 1908 and in 1932 earned his MMus degree from the Eastman School of Music. Learn more about R. Nathanie Dett.
A musical interpretation of the Mississippi River delta by Valerie Coleman on Gateways Radio, 3/26 @ 12pmThe 3 million acres of the Mississippi River Delta is the one of the largest coastal wetlands in the U.S. and the 7th largest river delta on earth. Composer Valerie Coleman says this about the inspiration for the short scherzo-like work that reflects her mother's side of the family: "From the juke joints and casino boats that line the Mississippi river, to the skin tone of kinfolk in the area: a dark skin that looks like it came directly from the red clay, the solo lines are filled with personality and bluesy riffs."
The Grammy Award-winning Catalyst Quartet believes in the unity that can be achieved through music and they imagine their programs and projects with this in mind, redefining and re-imagining the classical music experience.
The annual Gateways Music Festival presents a brand new 13-week series of one hour programs highlighting music from its festivals and other musicians of African descent. Garrett McQueen is our host. Sundays at 12pm