Juneteenth Special | Show 401

Tuesday, May 11, 2021  |  Presented by From the Top

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From the Top Alum and three-time Grammy® Award-winning artist Kevin Olusola joins fellow alums Clifton Williams and Hannah White for a stirring performance of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come,” arranged by Matt Jones.


From the Top is commemorating Juneteenth this year with a special episode celebrating young Black classical musicians! Featuring special guest host Kevin Olusola, we meet outstanding young black musicians performing works by black composers, including music by William Grant Still, Sam Cooke, Florence Price, and a new work by a young composer. These excellent young players discuss what Juneteenth means to them and the black experience in classical music.


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Release Dates

  • Monday, June 14, 2021
  • Monday, June 13, 2022
  • Monday, June 12, 2023

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Ebun Oguntola’s appearance on From the Top is supported the ASCAP Foundation Irving Caesar Fund.

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