Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Thomas Mesa, cello
and the
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus
assembled and prepared by William Henry Caldwell


The Cleveland Orchestra’s 37th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. takes place at Severance Hall on Sunday, January 15, at 7:00 p.m., under the direction of Thomas Wilkins. The program features music by Peter Boyer, Kurt Carr, Antonín Dvořák, Duke Ellington, Charles Floyd, and Morton Gould, as well as traditional spirituals and gospel songs.

The concert is being broadcast live on radio stations
WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM).

Please note that admission to the concert is free,
but tickets are required.  Please note that there is a 4-ticket limit per household.
This concert is sponsored by
     a Cleveland Orchestra Partner in Excellence.

Presented in collaboration with the City of Cleveland
and the Greater Cleveland Partnership.

The Cleveland Orchestra is grateful for ongoing annual support from the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, and to the State of Ohio for state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council.

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Admission to the concert is free, but tickets are required. 

Tickets for this concert were made available on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, beginnnig at 9:00 a.m., on a first-come, first-served basis through the Severance Hall Ticket Office in person, by phone, and thru this event page on  Due to the high demand for tickets to this concert each year, there is a limit of 4 tickets per household.  

Please Note:
Because of high demand,
all tickets are usually distributed
within a few hours of them going on sale.

Please note that this event will be broadcast live
on radio stations
WCLV (104.9) and WCPN (90.3).

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