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The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to present Our City, Your Orchestra, a series of FREE online concerts performed by small ensembles, recorded without audiences at Black-owned businesses and iconic cultural locations throughout the region.
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Performances will be streamed on this page on Mondays at 7:00 PM ET, as well as on Facebook.
Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute ConcertJanuary 18, 2021
Johnson “Lift Every Voice and Sing”The Philadelphia OrchestraYannick Nézet-Séguin ConductorLaurin Talese Vocalist Traditional “Go Tell It on the Mountain”Julia Li ViolinChristine Lim ViolinChe-Hung Chen ViolaYumi Kendall CelloPatrice Hawthorne VocalistRivers Rumba, from Suite No. 2Ohad Bar-David CelloAjibola Rivers CelloAngela Zator Nelson PercussionCastro DiversityYannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor Jennifer Montone HornJeffrey Lang HornDavid Bilger TrumpetJeffrey Curnow TrumpetAnthony Prisk TrumpetNitzan Haroz TromboneMatthew Vaughn TromboneBlair Bollinger Bass TromboneCarol Jantsch TubaChristopher Deviney PercussionFrank Selections from Leyendas: An Andean Walkabout The Philadelphia OrchestraYannick Nézet-Séguin ConductorBarber Adagio for StringsThe Philadelphia OrchestraYannick Nézet-Séguin ConductorCharlotte Blake Alston Speaker
Tindley “We Shall Overcome”Jeffrey Curnow TrumpetAnthony Prisk TrumpetJennifer Montone HornMatthew Vaughn TromboneCarol Jantsch TubaLaurin Talese Vocalist
The digital broadcast will also highlight prominent Philadelphians who are carrying on Dr. King’s vital work today, including founder and owner of Harriett’s Bookshop Jeannine Cook, Pennsylvania State Representative Jordan A. Harris, and Reverend Mark Tyler of Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Viewers will also hear from Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, President of Global Citizen and Founder and Director of the King Day of Service Todd Bernstein, PECO President and CEO Mike Innocenzo, and Reverend Abbey Tennis of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia.
Please note: This performance will be available until Monday, January 25, at 11 PM ET.
The Martin Luther King, Jr., Tribute Concert is presented by PECO with additional support from the Annenberg Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Don't miss performances at the Franklin Institute, Harriett's Bookshop, Belmont Mansion/Underground Railroad Museum, Valley Forge Historical Park, and more.
Our City, Your Orchestra is supported in part by the William Penn Foundation, with additional support provided through the Connelly Foundation, PNC Arts Alive initiative, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Presser Foundation.
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