The Life of Charlie Burrell

The Life of Charlie Burrell

Breaking the Color Barrier in Classical Music

Book - 2015
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"Charlie Burrell was the first black person to break the color barrier in classical music. In 1949 he was the first black person under contract with the Denver Symphony Orchestra. In 1959 he became the first black person to play in the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera. In addition to being a classical music pioneer, he was a jazz musician as well, playing alongside many world-renowned jazz artists"--from publisher.
Publisher: Parker, CO (17011 Lincoln Ave. #408, Parker 80134) : Books To Believe In, ©2015
Edition: 2nd edition
ISBN: 9781502896452
Branch Call Number: B BURRELL
Characteristics: 287 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Handelsman, Mitchell M. - Author


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