Music Around Town

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

When: Sun., Jan. 14 2018

To honor the legacy of the late, great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the Cleveland Orchestra will host the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at 7 tonight at Severance Hall. Franz Welser-Möst will conduct the program that will feature the orchestra along with the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus, a volunteer community chorus that brings together a wide range of choristers from local churches as well as members of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus. Tomorrow from noon to 5 p.m., Severance Hall's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Community Open House will feature performances by the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra and Chorus, the Cleveland School of the Arts R. Nathaniel Dett Choir, El Sistema@Rainey, the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society students, and Lafayette Carthon & Faith, all performing in the concert hall. Today's concert is sold out, but WCLV Classical 104.9 and 90.3 WCPN ideastream will broadcast it. No tickets are required for tomorrow's free Community Open House. (Niesel)

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