MLK Tribute Concert

Thomas Wilkins - Conductor

Charlotte Blake Alston - Speaker

Philadelphia High School for CAPA Choir - Chorus

B. Lauren Thomas - Director

Immaculata University Choir - Chorus

Dorina Morrow - Director


Boyer - Silver Fanfare

Coleridge-Taylor - “Danse nègre,” from African Suite

Traditional - “John the Revelator”

Rutter - “The Lord Is My Shepherd”

Ellington - “King of the Magi,” from Suite from The Three Black Kings

Still - Fourth movement from Symphony No. 1 (“Afro-American”)

Hannibal - “Hymn for the World”

Barber - Adagio for Strings

Smallwood - “Total Praise”

Johnson - “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Monday, January 15, 2018

1:30 pm Girard College
Join The Philadelphia Orchestra in honoring the life and work of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and in celebrating our Philadelphia community, with the uniting power of music.

The 90-minute program will feature uplifting works, including Barber's Adagio for Strings with a recitation of excerpts from Dr. King's “I Have a Dream” speech by speaker Charlotte Blake Alston; Ellington's "King of the Magi" from the Suite from The Three Black Kings; Johnson's “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” and a work by Music Alive Composer-in-Residence Hannibal, “Hymn for the World.”

The concert is free but tickets are required and will be made available on January 9 at noon. Seating will be general admission and is first come, first served. Tickets do not guarantee entry and there is a limit of four per household. Doors will open at 1 PM.

The concert will also be broadcast live on WRTI 90.1 FM.

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert is sponsored by
Additional support is provided by
Hannibal’s work as Music Alive Composer-in-Residence is generously supported by New Music USA and Carole Haas Gravagno.
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