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Black Lives in Music (BLiM), the organisation set up to address racial inequality in the music industry and create opportunities for Black, Asian and ethnically diverse musicians and professionals, presents Classically Black, a day of events exploring the cutting edge of classical music.

Produced by BLiM, and sponsored by ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music), this ground-breaking event will explore the experience of being a minority in classical music and champion the works of Black music artists and creators past and present, while asking ‘what is classical now?’

There will be two newly commissioned works by British Black composers Pete Letanka and Jason Yarde, to be performed and recorded by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, plus a late afternoon showcase for emerging talent sponsored by Warner Music Group, networking opportunities, interactive discussions, panels, music workshops, and much more. The evening will host a bespoke show with multi-talented singer/songwriter, cellist, pianist, composer, Ayanna Witter-Johnson.

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Classically Black Day Pass
Click here to buy a full Day Pass for to Classically Black, a symposium one-day event exploring the cutting edge of classical music, presented by Black Lives In Music.

Black Lives in Music presents: Classically Black (Day Pass)

Classical / Black Lives in Music presents Classically Black

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Spotlight Classical, in discussion - an evidence based narrative

Classical / Black Lives in Music presents Classically Black

A fascinating discussion on the subject of representation in classical music and improving pathways to success.

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New works by leading Black composers: Julian Joseph, Jason Yarde and Pete Letanka

Classical / Black Lives in Music presents Classically Black

A Classically Black event featuring the music of Julian Joseph, Jason Yarde and Pete Letanka, with a unique opportunity for insight into these compositions by the composers themselves.

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The Sound of Classically Black: Ayanna Witter-Johnson & Friends

Contemporary / Black Lives in Music presents Classically Black

An evening of two parts, singer-songwriter, cellist and composer Ayanna Witter-Johnson displays her multi-genre approach to music. Showcasing works commissioned by Solem Quartet, the Philharmonia, London Symphony Orchestra and performed by members of BBC Symphony

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