Submitted by the Music Institute of Chicago
The Music Institute of Chicago will host a free musical celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan.15 at Nichols Concert Hall, 1460 Chicago Ave. The performance will also be available via livestream.
Co-curated by Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Artistic Director Tim Rhoze and the Music Institute, the concert features the world premiere of a A Stone of Hope (Martin’s Song) for soprano, cello and piano by Ephraim Champion. The Music Institute commissioned this work through the Hearing in Color Young Composer Residency.
Additional performances include Music Institute alumna pianist Jada Adamson-Tate (a past recipient of the Music Institute’s George Williams Scholarship) and young performers from Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative and Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play program.
Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss will deliver remarks about Evanston’s groundbreaking reparations initiative.