34th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Cleveland Orchestra Concert

The Cleveland Orchestra, conducted by Chelsea Tipton, will perform its 34th annual concert in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. The concert will feature the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus (a 165-member volunteer chorus from the greater Cleveland community), prepared by William Henry Caldwell, and Sphinx Competition prizewinner Lev Mamuya as cello soloist.

At the beginning of the concert, Mayor Frank Jackson, assisted by Cleveland Councilman Kevin Conwell and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Yvonne Conwell, will present the 2014 MLK Community Service Awards in three categories in recognition of the services and achievements of an adult, a youth, and a business or organization that have positively impacted Cleveland in the spirit of the teachings and example of Dr. King. The free concert (tickets are required) is sold out, and will be broadcast live on WCLV (104.9 FM) and WCPN (90.3 FM). The Cleveland Orchestra’s annual MLK concert draws more than 2,000 members of the community to Severance Hall to celebrate Dr. King.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Chelsea Tipton, conductor
Lev Mamuya, cello
Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus
William Henry Caldwell, director and conductor

J.S. SMITH The Star Spangled Banner
H. SMITH Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing
BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Let All the World in Every Corner Sing
BOCCHERINI First Movement (“Allegro moderato”) from Cello Concerto in B-flat major
Lev Mamuya, cello
HANDEL “Hallelujah” Chorus from Messiah
STILL Third Movement (“Humor: Animato”) from Afro-American Symphony
DAWSON Soon-ah will be done
WARD America the Beautiful (arr. C. Dragon)
TRADITIONAL We Shall Overcome (arr. U. Brown Jr.)

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