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  • Date Sunday, January 14, 2024
  • Time 3:00 pm
  • Venue Carpenter Theatre
  • CONDUCTOR Dr. Henry Panion III
  • FRANCIS SCOTT KEY Star Spangled Banner
  • J. ROSAMOND JOHNSON Lift E'very Voice and Sing
  • ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK 3 Spirituals for Orchestra: No. 3. Oh Freedom
  • HENRY PANION III Dreams of Hope for Solo Violin & Orchestra
    African-American Spirituals Suite
    Fanfare & Elegy
  • MARGARET BOND Montgomery Variations
  • SAMUEL WARD, KATHRINE BATES America the Beautiful
  • arr. ROY RINGWALD We Shall Overcome

A concert for all ages honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrating his inspiring message.


Our goal in this show was to go through an array of music to introduce young people and also to celebrate the rich musical history that composers of African descent have contributed to. This particular concert will celebrate a broad range of truly classical music but music that they may not have heard or heard about. It’s very accessible. It is designed as a concert to give honor and reflection to the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. in a way that is both reverent and entertaining.” – Dr. Henry Panion III, guest conductor