16/17 Concert 3
This year, we will gather together to celebrate the life and work of MLK and recommit ourselves to what we stand for. With the help of young, diverse musicians and singers from across the city, we will stage an intergenerational dedication to those that came before us and rally behind those working to make equality and freedom for all a reality still today. Culminating in an epic performance of Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9., this evening promises to be more than just a concert – it will be a transformational and uplifting event.
16/17 ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Dig Deeper. Experience More.Visit our digital guide for the MLK Tribute Concert to learn more about the artists and music featured in the program.
With Special Guest Conductor Kalena Bovell, Project Inclusion Conducting Freeman Fellow.
E'mon Lauren, Chicago Youth Poet Laureate
Violin Soloists from the Civic Orchestra: Maria Arrua, Tara Lynn Ramsey, Tomar Marcus, and Teddy Wiggins
Vocal soloists Kimberly Gunderson (soprano), Louise Rogan (mezzo-soprano), Jared Esguerra (tenor), Nicholas Davis (Baritone), and the Roosevelt University Conservatory Choirs and Alumni Chorus directed by Dr. Cheryl Frazes Hill
Plus, young musicians from: Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, The People’s Music School, and Merit School of Music
Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Vivaldi Concerto for 4 violins and Cello Opus 3 No. 10 B minor Opus
Dvořák Slavonic Dances Opus 46 No. 2 & Slavonic Dances Opus 72 No. 7
Beethoven Ode to Joy
"I have a dream." "We shall overcome." "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." Words are powerful vehicles for change. Join us pre-concert and during intermission to share what you stand for with button-making, oversized magnetic poetry, and more. Plus, commit to action by connecting with local activist groups to learn how you can get involved in their efforts to celebrate how far we've come and push us to continue the fight.