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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert

When: Sun., Jan. 15 2017

To honor the legacy of the late, great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., the Cleveland Orchestra will host the 37th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert at 7 tonight at Severance Hall. Thomas Wilkins 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, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus, El Sistema@Rainey, Cleveland Inner City Ballet, and Councilman Conwell & The Footprints, all taking place in the Concert Hall. There will also be family activities such as the “I Have a Dream” Wall and a Martin Luther King Jr. Book Display by Cuyahoga County Public Library in Smith Lobby, and Rock the House – DJ and Line Dancing in the Bogomolny-Kozerefski Grand Foyer. Today's concert is sold out, but WCLV Classical 104.9 and 90.3 WCPN ideastream will broadcast the concert live. No tickets are required for tomorrow's free Community Open House. (Niesel)

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