41st Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert (2018)

Event Information

  • Dates: January 14, 2021 Free, Available On-Demand

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

  • Venue: Adella Online (adella.live)

Event Dates and Tickets

Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:00PM

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About the Music

BEETHOVEN  Overture to Egmont

WALKER  Lyric for Strings

TRADITIONAL/arr. FLOYD  Down by the Riverside

RESPIGHI  Pines of the Appian Way from Pines of Rome

STEFFE/arr. WILHOUSKY  Battle Hymn of the Republic

TRADITIONAL/arr. FLOYD  Precious Lord

JOHNSON/arr. SMITH  Lift Every Voice and Sing

In 2018, honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary year of his tragic death, The Cleveland Orchestra presented this special community concert. Music Director Franz Welser-Möst led The Cleveland Orchestra in a program celebrating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Broadcast live by ideastream on 90.3 WCPN and WCLV 104.9, and in a delayed broadcast on WVIZ/PBS. All Ohio public TV stations had the opportunity to broadcast on their own schedule.

Recorded Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Severance Hall

Sponsored by KeyBank and supported by a grant from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation.


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
James Pickens, Jr., narrator
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus
William Henry Caldwell, director


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