Monday, January 10, 2011

John Malveaux on 'I Have A Dream' by Southeast Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, led by Charles Dickerson III

[Charles E. Dickerson III]

On December 22, 2010 AfriClassical posted: “Charles Dickerson & Southeast Symphony & Chorus in 'I Have A Dream,' MLK Concert Jan. 9, Hollywood Hills.” John Malveaux of attended the premiere and sends this news to AfriClassical:

I attended the premiere of composer/conductor Charles E. Dickerson and the Southeast Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of "I HAVE A DREAM" on January 9, 2011. The text is the I Have A Dream speech of August 28, 1963 by King. Approximately 2/3 of the audience gave a standing ovation. Literature was distributed announcing a global broadcast of the premiere on KTYM 1460 AM Radio also streamed on Monday, January 17, 2011, 11:00PM PST. Maestro Dickerson solicited the audience to participate in an email campaign asking that the work be performed by the Southeast Symphony Orchestra and Chorus on August 28, 2011 at the dedication of the MLK Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.

John Malveaux

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