FSO’s Black Classical Origins takes ‘musical selfies’

Feb 19, 2016

The Flint Symphony takes on an African-American composer in their concert this weekend, William Grant Still. It’s part of the “Black Classical Origins” series from the Flint Institute of Music. We speak with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about Saturday’s concert and its aim of engaging the African-American community in the classical arts.


The Flint Symphony takes on an African-American composer in their concert this weekend, William Grant Still. It’s part of the “Black Classical Origins” series from the Flint Institute of Music. We’ll speak with Maestro Enrique Diemecke about Saturday’s concert and its aim of engaging the African-American community in the classical arts.

According to the 2010 Census, 56.6 percent of the residents of Flint Michigan are African- American. It’s with that in mind that the Flint Symphony has established a concert series to address that diversity.

Current State’s Jamie Paisley went to Flint to explore that concert coming up this weekend.