Martin Luther King Concert with Yo-Yo Ma

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Studio 360 Episode 842, Yo-Yo Man, Boston, The 99 Yo-Yo Ma (Stephen Danelian)

Tune in Monday night at 8 pm for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma joins conductor Robert Spano and the ASO for the 20th anniversary of this musical tribute.

The program includes works by Beethoven, Brahms and Dvořák. 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.

Program:

Beethoven - Overture to Fidelio, Opus 72c

Brahms - Movement IV, “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place,” from A German Requiem, Opus 45
Schwantner - New Morning for the World, for Narrator and Orchestra
Dvorak - Concerto in B minor for Cello and Orchestra, Opus 104

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Comments [2]

DRG

Nothing would support the legacy and principles of Dr. King more, within the classical music world, than attention to our programming. For example, unless I have missed something, the Atlanta Symphony program does not include even one instrumental work by a black composer. Why? Dr. King's legacy suggests this same question should be asked of classical music throughout the country.
For those less certain about what is known, a quiz and information may be found at: http://guides.temple.edu/blackclassical

Jan. 16 2012 11:27 AM
Catherine D. from White Plains, NY

Looking forward to it. I am glad I checked the site today for happenings.

Jan. 16 2012 10:05 AM

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