Maestro Kirk Smith
Bob Shingleton of On An Overgrown Path writes:
On An Overgrown Path
February 18, 2016
On Feb 20th Kirk Smith conducts the Houston Symphony in a Black History Month concert celebrating the African American contribution to music. Which is good news. But, as John McLaughlin Williams comments in an email: "Kirk Smith is to be congratulated on helming a concert with a major American symphony this month. But the only thing detracting from this is that it is a Black History Month concert. I hate it when they trot us out in February for obligatory lip-service to diversity, as I like to say that we're black the other eleven months of the year as well. A concert in any other month would be true diversity".