"A King Celebration Concert with Yo-Yo Ma and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra"
For the past 20 years, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has performed a musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The program, A King Celebration Concert with Yo-Yo Ma and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, is recorded live and will air on Monday, January 16 beginning at noon on WCVE Public Radio.
The famed celllist joins conductor Robert Spano; choruses from Atlanta will add vocals, including the choir from Morehouse College, Dr. King’s alma mater. Kasim Reed, the mayor of Atlanta, will narrate a spoken-word portion of the program.
Performance Today’s Fred Child, and WABE’s Lois Reitzes, host.
The program includes:
BEETHOVEN: Overture to Fidelio
BRAHMS: “How Lovely is thy Dwelling Place” from A German Requiem
TRADITIONAL: “Elijah Rock”
SCHWANTNER: New Morning for The World (Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta – narrator)
DVORAK: Cello Concerto
Join WCVE Public Radio Monday, January 16 from noon until 3:00 p.m.
Watch what the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is saying about the concert: