Nov 23, 2020

Unorchestrated, featuring Rita Dove in collaboration with the Akron Symphony Orchestra (ASO), is a new podcast that centers on Ms. Dove’s 2009 book Sonata Mulattica, about the acclaimed nineteenth-century Black violinist George Bridgetower. Each episode of the project combines conversations with Ms. Dove, who grew up in Akron; history; readings of select poems from Sonata Mulattica; and related musical works played by the ASO and their musicians. The series is co-hosted by Christopher Wilkins and Thomas Moore, Music Director and Marketing Director, respectively, of the ASO. The first two episodes have been released and are available to download via the following links: