I, TOO AM AMERICA, Feb 26 at 7 pm. Pittsburgh Opera, streamed concert.
Additionally, Pittsburgh Opera pays tribute to Black History Month with “I, Too, Am America: The Music of William Grant Still and Florence Price,” featuring Pittsburgh Opera Head of Music Glenn Lewis on piano and baritone Yazid Gray on Friday, February 26 at 7 p.m. Grant is noted as being the dean of African American composers. When Price’s first symphony was performed by a major symphony orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in 1933, she was the first African-American woman to achieve that milestone. The recital will be streamed on Pittsburgh Opera’s YouTube channel. Also available for streaming is a 25-mintute documentary about the making of the socially distanced making of Pittsburgh Opera’s staging of Così fan tutte last fall, which the Opera waggishly is calling, Covid fan tutte. It can be streamed on their YouTube channel. (R.H.)