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

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  • Dates: January 14 - April 14, 2021 Free & On-Demand, premiering at 7 p.m. (ET)

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

  • Venue: Adella Online (adella.live)

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Recorded Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Severance Hall

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.

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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