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EMANCIPATION 150: Pianist Roy Eaton Performs Chopin’s ‘Fantasie Impromptu’

Wednesday May 29 2024 • 10:34pm - 10:34pm ET

Pianist Roy Eaton was among the performers who joined us in April for a concert and conversation, presented by WQXR, about the struggles and triumphs of African-Americans in classical music. The event was part of our EMANCIPATION 150 series.

Eaton chatted with hosts Terrance McKnight and Helga Davis about how he came to classical music and the influence that his childhood neighborhood of Sugar Hill – a center for African-American art and culture during the Harlem Renaissance – had on his musical career. He also told the story of how he beat the odds and went on to play piano despite a severe hand injury.


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