• Family Concert Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra performs at C. Walsh Theatre

3 - 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, 2008
C. Walsh Theatre
55 Temple St., Boston

Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Enjoy the musical talents of the Boston Symphony Youth Concert in this annual family concert sponsored by the Museum of African American History. Listen to gospel, spirituals, classical music, and readings from the speeches of Dr. King. Children in the audience will have the opportunity to hold and play the instruments in this interactive musical encounter. The concert features prominent leaders from the African American community reading from the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Ron Bell, from the Public Liason Office in the State House will read.

Suffolk University Government professor Teri Fair will present the opening remarks. Admission is free, although an RSVP to the museum is requested.

The Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra, under the artistic leadership of Music Director Federico Cortese, is celebrating its 50th anniversary and continues a rich tradition of offering young musicians the opportunity to pursue excellence in classical music. The orchestra includes more than 440 students and features four progressively advanced orchestras and three preparatory ensembles, including the Intensive Community Program.

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