The Cleveland Orchestra performs its 31st annual concert celebrating the spirit of Dr. King’s life, leadership, and vision in music, song, and community recognition.
LIVE RADIO BROADCAST:
The concert is being broadcast live on radio stations
WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM).
This concert is SOLD OUT. All tickets have been distributed. Please note that admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required.
This concert is sponsored by KeyBank,
with additional support from The Cleveland Foundation.
Presented in collaboration with the City of Cleveland
and the Greater Cleveland Partnership.
The members of The Cleveland Orchestra
are donating their services for this performance
to benefit the sustaining fund of the Musical Arts Association.
This concert is SOLD OUT. All tickets have been distributed.
Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required.
Please note that tickets were made available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, through the Severance Hall Ticket Office in person, by phone, and thru this event page on clevelandorchestra.com.
Due to the high demand for tickets to this concert, there is a limit of 2 tickets per person. Traditionally, all tickets for this concert have been distributed by 4 p.m. on the day they are made available to the public.
THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA
Willie Anthony Waters, conductor
Central State University Chorus
(William Henry Caldwell, director)
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus
(prepared by William Henry Caldwell)
words by Francis Scott Key (1779-1843)
music by John Stafford Smith (1750-1836)
Lift Every Voice and Sing
words by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
music by J. Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954)
arrranged for chorus and orchestra by Roland Carter
Overture to The Forces of Destiny
by Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
"Rise Up, Arise" from Saint Paul
by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
from Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216
by Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791)
with Randall Goosby, violin
First Movement from Gloria
by John Rutter (b. 1945)
I Have a Dream
words by Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
music by Lee Hoiby (b. 1926)
with Brian Keith Johnson, baritone
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
words by Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910)
music by William Steffe (1830-1890)
arranged by Peter Wilhousky
(In Memoriam: Martin Luther King Jr.)
by Adophus Hailstork (b. 1941)
We Shall Overcome
words by Charles Albert Tindley and others
to music from a gospel song
arrranged for chorus and orchestra by Uzze Brown Jr.
The concert is performed with one intermission
and will end at approximately 9:00 p.m.
Free Concert Preview:
“The Sphinx Competition”
with speaker James Rose
Local business consultant and musician James Rose give this pre-concert talk beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Concert Hall. A native of Detroit, Mr. Rose has long been involved with the national Sphinx Competition and plays horn in the Sphinx Symphony, giving him a bird’s-eye view of the many talented Sphinx competitors. He has also served as mentor for Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra musicians for more than fifteen years and played horn with the Detroit Metropolitan Orchestra.
Concert Hall at Severance Hall
Concert Previews are free to all ticketholders. Previews are held prior to every Cleveland Orchestra subscription concert, beginning 1 hour before the performance. This series is funded by a generous endowment gift from Dorothy Humel Hovorka.