WWFM The Classical Network presents a performance of its program PostClassical, featuring the PostClassical Ensemble, in “Deep River: The Art of the Spiritual.” The Washington-based PostClassical Ensemble will be joined by bass-baritone Keven Deas in concert and the evening will be hosted by WWFM host David Osenberg as well as PostClassical’s co-founders – Music Director Angel Gil-Ordonez and the music historian Joseph Horowitz. The program will focus on the work of Henry Thacker “Harry” Burleigh, an African-American classical composer, arranger and professional singer. A student of Antonín Dvořák, Burleigh introduced the composer to African American spirituals and helped introduce them to a broader audience through his own arrangements and compositions. The program will include performances of Burleigh’s work, including his arrangements of “Deep River,” as well as a discussion of Burleigh’s work and influences. The orchestra and Deas will be joined by the Elmwood Concert Singers, prepared by their founder and artistic director Vinroy D. Brown, Jr. This concert will be broadcast live on WWFM The Classical Network (wwfm.org). Due to the live broadcast nature of the program, we request that the audience be seated by 7:50.