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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

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The Cleveland Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor
with the
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus
prepared by William Henry Caldwell


At a Glance
HAILSTORK - Fanfare on Amazing Grace
TRADITIONAL  - We Shall Overcome
ELLINGTON - “Spring” and “Vortex” from The River
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS - “Antiphon” from Five Mystical Songs
BACH - Komm, süsser Tod [Come, Sweet Death]
F. PRICE - Movement No. 1 from Symphony No. 1
COPLAND - “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land
JOHNSON  - Lift Every Voice and Sing

17th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 Community Service Awards
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2020 Community Service Awards will be presented as part of the January 12 concert. Jeffery Weaver, Chair of The Cleveland Orchestra Community Engagement Committee, will announce the awards, which are presented by The Cleveland Orchestra in cooperation with the City of Cleveland to individuals who have made a positive impact on the city of Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King. The awardees will be announced at the concert.

This concert is sponsored by KeyBank.

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Live Broadcasts

The longstanding relationship between The Cleveland Orchestra and ideastream continues, with ideastream providing audio recordings included as part of this concert. Audio of the January 12 concert will be broadcast live by ideastream on the radio on 90.3 WCPN and WCLV 104.9, and on

This concert will also be video streamed, live from Severance Hall, available here on our website, YouTube, and Facebook Live channels. Please stop back on January 12 to tune in!

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About the Music

Information and background about the music are printed in program books distributed free-of-charge at most Cleveland Orchestra concerts. The program notes are usually available on-line ahead of time (see links below).

On-Line FlipBook
Click or tap here to read the program book for these concerts as an online flipbook, best viewed on a desktop or tablet computer.  (2019-20 Week 11-MLK; published on January 10.)

Mobile-Friendly ExpressBook (
Or click or tap here to read about the concert on your phone with our mobile-friendly ExpressBook, available the week of the concert.

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