Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Violin Concerto of Afro-Cuban Composer Joseph White To Air On WHPK-FM June 24

[Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th & 19th Centuries; Violin Concerto in F-sharp Minor (21:24); Rachel Barton, violin; Encore Chamber Orchestra; Daniel Hege, Conductor; Cedille Records 90000 035 (1997)]

Here is our latest word from the radio host Sergio Mims of WHPK-FM in Chicago:
“I wanted to let you and your readers know that I'll be broadcasting Joseph White's Violin concerto as my first selection on my classical music radio program Tuesday June 24 on WHPK-FM (88.5 FM in Chicago) 12 noon to 3PM (Central Time) and live streamed on-line worldwide on
The recording will be the performance by Rachel Barton Pine with the Encore Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Hege conducting.

The CD Violin Concertos by Black Composers of the 18th & 19th Centuries; Cedille Records 90000 035 (1997) is still in print and is widely available at music websites. The Afro-Cuban composer and violinist Joseph White, also known as José Silvestre White, (1835-1918) is profiled at A catalogue of his surviving works has been compiled by Dr. Dominique-René de Lerma, principal adviser to, who has specialized in Black Classical Composers for four decades and has generously made his research available for the benefit of the website's visitors. His professional resume is at

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