Talking about money with Terence Blanchard – economics

Terence Blanchard is the first black composer whose work has been performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. A conversation about jazz, his musical family and what the “Black Lives Matter” movement means to him.

By Thomas Fromm and Kathrin Werner

Terence Blanchard looks tired even though it’s only the afternoon in New York. But last night, it got late, after the performance of his opera “Fire Shut Up in My Bones”, they had a bit of a party. The 59-year-old from New Orleans is the first black composer whose work has arrived on the Metropolitan Opera stage – despite his 138-year history in the midst of a diverse city like New York. It’s a breakthrough for Blanchard in several ways – after all, he’s actually a jazz musician.

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