Friday, November 11, 2005

National Medals To James DePriest, Wynton Marsalis, and Paquito D'Rivera

Congratulations to conductor James DePriest, jazz musician and composer Wynton Marsalis, and jazz musician and composer Paquito D'Rivera (among others) for their National Medals for the Arts, awarded yesterday in the Oval Office by President George Bush. I hope that all of these artists will be collaborating with the National Symphony and the Washington National Opera in the near future -- both in live performances and in music conservatory-level master classes.

James DePriest

Photo Credit: Columbia University


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