Lara Downes | Photo by Max Barrett

On a day when America commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in our country, Let Freedom Ring: A Musical Celebration of Juneteenth with Lara Downes will feature the music of Black composers from Florence Price to Bob Marley, and performers like Jessye Norman and the Kanneh-Mason family in an exploration of musical heritage and a celebration of freedom.

Tune in to Classical KUSC this Saturday, June 19, 2-5 PM, as KUSC’s Lara Downes takes listeners on a unique journey through musical heritage and the celebration of freedom.

In the meantime, get a preview with 7 Pieces to Commemorate Juneteenth on the KUSC Blog.