Terence Blanchard, a seven-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee, has been named the new executive artistic director at SFJAZZ.
Last year, when Randall Kline announced his intention to retire as executive artistic director of SFJAZZ, the obvious question was: how do you follow that? Today the San Francisco arts organization revealed its answer, naming composer, trumpeter and bandleader Terence Blanchard as its new creative leader, and Kline’s successor. READ MORE
Journalist Charles M. Blow once wrote in his New York Times column that he “likes to think of himself as a Southern writer.” His childhood in Gibsland, Louisiana, shaped his writing, and in the south, “you don’t so much say words as sing them.” Now, at Lyric Opera, his own story is literally being sung. But not exactly in his own words. Read More.
Six Grammy wins. Two Oscar nominations. A career of awe-inspiring work – composer Terence Blanchard is one of the most celebrated music artists in movie history – and now his music skills are coming to the Lyric Opera House. Read More.
Fire Shut Up in My Bones, is a new opera from six-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard and Kasi Lemmons, based on the memoir by New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow. Read More.
Opera companies like to open their seasons with sure things—big-name singers and proven masterpieces. But New York’s Metropolitan Opera threw caution to the wind and launched its 2021-22 line-up with a work that had been performed just once before, in 2019—Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”—and it turned out to be a sensation. Read More.
6 time Grammy winning musician and two-time Oscar nominated film composer Terence Blanchard started playing piano and trumpet when he was 9 years old. Read More.
“Fire Shut Up In My Bones” which made history as the first opera by a Black composer to be presented at the Met, is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. Recorded as part of the company’s Live in HD series, this powerful performance stars baritone Will Liverman and sopranos Latonia Moore and Angel Blue, with Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducting a vivid staging co-directed by James Robinson and Camille A. Brown.