Thursday, January 8, 2015

Chicago Sinfonietta Concert Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Sun., Jan. 18, 2015, 3 PM, Naperville; Mon. Jan. 19, 2015, 7:30 PM, Symphony Center

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3 PM
Wentz Concert Hall
North Central College

Monday, January 19 at 7:30 pm 
At Symphony Center
220 S. Michigan Ave.

Sujari Britt

A cherished Sinfonietta tradition since its founding in 1987 by Dr. Paul Freeman, the 2015 MLK tribute concert celebrates the life, legacy and vision of Dr. King through a diverse program that includes symphonic masterworks and gospel music.

This year’s Annual MLK Tribute concert lead by Sinfonietta Music Director Mei-Ann Chen celebrates the boundless optimism of youth as the orchestra is joined by young musicians, composers, singers and poets who embody the next generation of Dr. King’s legacy. 

Guests include
·         17-year-old African-American composer/conductor Jherrard Marseille Hardeman
·         13-year-old African-American prodigy cellist Sujari Britt
·         High school-aged spoken word poets from Young Chicago Authors

·         Powerful singers of the Waubonsie Valley High School Mosaic Choir

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