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The newly formed Black Orchestral Network, led by some of the western classical industry's biggest stars, is demanding immediate change from orchestras with a focus on hiring Black musicians into tenure-track positions by the end of the 2022-2023 orchestral season. Two of the organization's founders, Alex Laing and Jennifer Arnold, join Garrett in this week's third movement to talk about the goals of BON and what the potential impact of hiring Black musicians more intentionally could mean for orchestra culture across the country. Scott celebrates Lenny Kravitz and Eydís Evensen, Garrett connects an SWV classic to a Drake hit, and the guys wrap up season 3 with a heartfelt final movement centering around forgiveness, grace, and hope. Playlist: Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Drake feat. Rick Ross - "Money in the Grave" My Brightest Diamond - "This is My Hand" Marcus Norris - "Peach Lemonade" Bob Marley - "Get Up Stand Up" SWV feat. Wu Tang Clan - "Anything" (Old Skool Mix) SWV - "Weak" (Acapella) Drake - "Shot For Me" Eydís Evensen - "Dawn is Near" Damien Geter - "Neo Soul" Traditional - "Leaning on the Everlasting Arms" Josie Adams - "Song for Julie" More: The Black Orchestral Network: https://www.blackorchestralnetwork.org Downbeat (Viola Davis on forgiveness): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ77LVfXUPU "Let's Go There" w/ Garrett McQueen: https://www.kennedy-center.org/wno/home/2021-2022/garrett-mcqueen-carmen/ Opera America Annual Conference: https://web.cvent.com/event/8826e80c-334c-4451-b985-cb218f69ac04/summary Defend Roe: https://www.change.org/p/united-states-supreme-court-defend-roe Adrian Dunn Presents "Emancipation": https://t2conline.com/adrian-dunn-emancipation-classical-black-music-matters/ Advancing Equity Through the Arts and Humanities Act: https://lee.house.gov/news/press-releases/congresswoman-lee-introduces-advancing-equity-through-the-arts-and-humanities-act