New Classical Featured Artist – 02/01/21 – 02/14/21
This week we bring you the music of Dr. Bill Banfield. Dr. Banfield is an award-winning composer whose symphonies, operas, chamber works have been performed and recorded by major symphonies across the country. Few have a wider, performed professional composing output, that has had public concert performances, reviews, radio, recordings of some 12 symphonies, 7 opera, 9 concerti, chamber, jazz, and popular forms. This alone making Dr. Banfield one of the most performed, recorded composers of his generation. In 2010 and 2016, Dr. Banfield served as a Pulitzer Prize judge in American music.
Dr. Banfield was the featured guest on the latest bonus episodes of Melanated Moments in Classical Music. Melanated Moments in Classical Music is the award-winning new podcast from Classical Music Indy that shines a spotlight on musical works composed by, for, and about Black people. Melanated Moments is hosted by international opera soprano Angela Brown and music sociologist Joshua Thompson.
Connect with Classical Music Indy’s New Classical Streaming channel to hear works by Dr. Bill Banfield.