Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus
assembled and directed by
William Henry Caldwell
William Grant Still (1895-1978) is profiled at AfriClassical.com, which features a comprehensive Works List by Dr. Dominique-Rene de Lerma.
LIVE Broadcast of concert on WCLV 104.9 and WCPN 90.3 ideastream®CLEVELAND, December 17, 2015 – The Cleveland Orchestra’s 36th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. takes place at Severance Hall on Saturday, January 16, at 7:00 p.m., under the direction of Robert Porco. The program features music by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Duke Ellington, Camille Saint-Saëns, William Grant Still, and John Williams, as well as traditional spirituals and gospel songs. Violinist Hannah White, first place winner in the Junior Division of the 2015 Sphinx Competition for Black and Latino string players, will perform as soloist, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, assembled, prepared, and directed by William Henry Caldwell, will also participate. The Chorusis an all community volunteer chorus that brings together a wide range of choristers from local churches as well as members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., the Martin Luther King Jr. concert will be broadcast live on WCLV 104.9 and on WCPN 90.3 ideastream®.
The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2016 Community Service Awards will be presented at the concert. The awards are presented by The Cleveland Orchestra and the Greater Cleveland Partnership, in cooperation with the City of Cleveland, to individuals who are positively impacting Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King.