Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Charles Dickerson & Southeast Symphony & Chorus in 'I Have A Dream,' MLK Concert Jan. 9, Hollywood Hills

[Charles E. Dickerson III, Music Director and Conductor, The Southeast Symphony and Chorus]

Music Director and Conductor Charles E. Dickerson III will lead The Southeast Symphony and Chorus in the world premiere of his composition I Have a Dream, accompanied by other works, at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Concert at Forest Lawn Memorial Park on Jan. 9, 2011:

Sunday, January 09 2011 - 5:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Hollywood Hills, CA
Forest Lawn Memorial Parks presents The Southeast Symphony and Chorus in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration Concert, featuring the World Premiere of I HAVE A DREAM by Charles Dickerson and other music of remembrance.” “The Southeast Symphony Association is a not-for-profit organization established in 1948 to present and teach music to the diverse communities of Los Angeles. It aspires to remove perceived barriers from participation in, and appreciation for classical repertoire by presenting concerts in areas where access to live classical music is limited, and by offering and providing music instruction to young people in these areas.”

“Charles Dickerson is Music Director/Conductor of The Southeast Symphony, Director of Music at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, and Director of the Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF) Youth Orchestra. The Southeast Symphony is a professional orchestra of 100 musicians in Los Angeles, California that presents a season of 10 concerts of major orchestral works each year. The orchestra celebrated its 60th anniversary in July, 2008, with a sold-out performance of music by George Gershwin at the Walt Disney Concert Hall under Charles’ direction. Charles directs the 40-voice Chancel Choir at RHUMC for two services on each Sunday morning, and where he has created and conducts a concert series.” “The ICEF Youth Orchestra is an orchestra in formation for 3rd-12th grade inner city students. It is sponsored by ICEF, a non-profit, public charter school serving some of the most at-risk communities of Los Angeles. Charles also teaches music in the ICEF schools where he also conducts a 250-voice children’s choir. Charles holds a Masters Degree in Conducting from California State University, Los Angeles. He is also a member of the California State Bar.

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