Sunday, Jan 18, 2015
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E. Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Monday, Jan 19, 2015
220 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
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
Photos by Jasmin Shah