Robert Lee Watt, the first African-American French hornist hired by a major symphony in the United States, signs his new book, The Black Horn: The Story of a Classical French Hornist. Watt was born into a musical family in New Jersey — his father was a jazz trumpeter — and he learned to play the French horn at an early age. In his memoir, Watt discusses battling racial barriers in the classical-music world. In 1970, he was hired to join the Los Angeles Philharmonic under famed conductor Zubin Mehta, a post he held for nearly 40 years.

Thu., Jan. 8, 7-8 p.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/08/15)

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