January 6, 2014
The Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a free afternoon concert on Monday, January 20. (Photo by Jessica Griffin courtesy Philadelphia Orchestra)
Pay homage to Martin Luther King Jr. as The Philadelphia Orchestra performs a free concert in his name on Monday, January 20.
Directed by Cristian Măcelaru, the concert coincides with the end of the countywide Day of Service, allowing volunteers to attend the afternoon of music. The annual Day of Service is a full day of volunteer efforts across the United States. To learn how you can help continue Dr. King’s legacy by volunteering for Day of Service initiatives in the Philadelphia area, click here.
The 90-minute concert combines the sounds of Western classical music and African music with an a capella performance by the School District of Philadelphia’s All City Choir and a reading of Dr. King’s iconic I Have a Dream speech set to music.
The concert is completely free, but tickets are required. Tickets will be available online beginning at noon on Wednesday, January 8, and are anticipated to go quickly.
To get tickets to the free concert, reserve online right here.
Martin Luther King Tribute Concert
When: Monday, January 20, 1:30 p.m.
Where: Girard College Chapel, 2101 S. College Avenue
More info: www.philorch.org