Sunday, Jan 18, 2015
3:00 pm

Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540

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Monday, Jan 19, 2015
7:30 pm

Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604

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Dr. King dared us all to dream of a brighter future for all people. This annual, and highly-anticipated, crowd-pleaser celebrates  our future and our past through the eyes of the next generation. We open with a new symphonic work written and conducted by Jherrard Marseille Hardeman, a 17 year-old African American composer, followed by celebrated cellist, Sujari Britt, a prodigy since the age of four, joins the orchestra for Saint-Saëns’ Violoncello Concerto No.1.

Youth continues to inspire with Young Chicago Authors’ fresh take on Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, followed by a return performance by crowd favorites, the Waubonsie Valley High School Mosaic Choir, putting their youthful spin on Dr. King’s legacy through song.

A definitive Chicago tradition not to be missed.




Hardeman Movement 3 from Symphony No.3 “Blues”
Saint-Saëns Violoncello Concerto No.1
Copland Lincoln Portrait
Various Gospels and Spirituals

Mei-Ann Chen, conductor
Sujari Britt, cello
Jherrard Hardeman, guest composer & conductor
Waubonsie Valley Mosaic Choir
Wayne K. Woods
, orator
Young Chicago Authors

Photos by Jasmin Shah


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