Santa Monica Symphony’s MLK Concert

The Santa Monica Symphony is putting on an admission-free MLK concert on January 19. Photo: D’Lynn Waldron.

By Staff Writer 

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with the Santa Monica Symphony’s annual MLK Holiday Concert, Saturday, January 19 at 2 p.m. Featuring the music of African American composers George Walker and James Weldon Johnson share the program with Mozart and Mendelssohn along with a piece by Santa Monica composer Adrienne Albert. All Santa Monica Symphony concerts are free and ticketless.

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Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Mark Edward Smith, baritone
Program includes:
Albert: “Courage” Overture
Walker:  Lyric for Strings
Johnson: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”
Folk Hymn, arr. Wilhousky: “Battle Hymn of the Republic”
Mozart: “Ein Maedchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 5 in D (Reformation)
Traditional: “We Shall Overcome”

SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA
All Santa Monica Symphony Concerts are FREE with open seating