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"I Have a Dream": the Martin Luther King Concert

  • Jan 20, 2013 · 2:45 PM
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Each year the Santa Monica Symphony dedicates its January concert to Martin Luther King, Jr. and includes music by great African-American composers. This year the orchestra will play Lee Hoiby's powerful "I Have Dream" for Baritone and Orchestra and Hailstork's Three Spirituals for Orchestra and his Fanfare on Amazing Grace.

The concert, presented every year since 2007, honors Dr. King's legacy and features composers, works and soloists from Southern California who represent "Voices from Different Communities." These concerts provide a unique civic forum that aims to realize the broader inclusiveness set forth by Dr. King. The concert does so by programming compositions by minority composers, both contemporary and historic, and by promoting the careers of under-represented minority classical musicians by presenting them as soloists. The concerts end with "We Shall Overcome." This concert is given in association with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition.


Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Lee Hoiby: "I Have Dream" for Baritone and Orchestra
Hailstork: Three Spirituals for Orchestra
Hailstork: Fanfare on Amazing Grace
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

Guido Lamell, conductor


  • Free concert. No tickets, no reservations.
  • Free street parking
  • Attire: business casual

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  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest can't make it, but I can. So there's a spot
    for 1 more.

    January 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'll take it. I am on my way - BPC

      January 20, 2013

  • Gabbi

    I am filming a commercial and am unable to come. Have fun!

    January 20, 2013

  • Beth

    Free Parking in the garage on 7th street just south of Wilshire behind the 7-11.

    January 17, 2013

  • Marjorie

    Ditto! Thanks Lionel

    January 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Lionel.

    January 16, 2013

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