Classical 91.5

Garrett McQueen

Classical 91.5, WXXI and Gateways Music Festival bring you a special online event commemorating Black History Month!

About this Event

Classical 91.5, WXXI and Gateways Music Festival bring you a special online event commemorating Black History Month, Tuesday, February 23rd from 7-8pm EST via Zoom.


https://www.wishtv.com/

During the aftermath of the Watts Uprisings in the 1960s, Dr. Maulana Karenga decided to create a special December holiday designed for Black people to celebrate themselves, their culture, and their future liberation. Today, Kwanzaa is still celebrated by not only Afro-Americans, but Black people around the globe!

The Power (and complicity) of Classical Music

Jun 10, 2020

(This is a guest post from C24's Music Through the Night host Garrett McQueen.)  

As the world begins to heal following the deaths of George FloydAhmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, people are taking another look at the ways in which racism has impacted institutions beyond law enforcement — including classical music.

Garrett McQueen is a man of many talents: overnight host for Classical 24, creator and producer of the podcast Trilloquy, and bassoonist extraordinaire. He's in town to moderate the opening day panel discussion for the Gateways Music Festival, but found a moment or two to sit down and chat with Julia Figueras about his life path, and why Gateways is inspiring and important to him...and to us.