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Free Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert

January 15 @ 3:00 PM


January 15, 2023 – 3:00pm

Nichols Concert Hall, 1490 Chicago Avenue, Evanston

The Music Institute of Chicago and the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre present a free celebration concert that honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and welcomes fellow Evanston arts organizations and community members. Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss and Evanston Reparations Committee member Claire McFarland Barber will offer remarks.

Co-curated by Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre Artistic Director Tim Rhoze anLu L d the Music Institute, the event features:  MUSIC  –  DANCE  –  ART

The world premiere of a “A Stone of Hope (Martin’s Song)” by Ephraim Champion, performed by Music Institute faculty Marta Aznavoorian, piano; Mara McClain, cello; and Angela DeVenuto, soprano. The Music Institute commissioned this work through the Hearing in Color Young Composer Residency; Ephraim Champion is the 2022–23 composer.

Music Institute alumnae and sisters Caitlyn Adamson, viola, and Jada Adamson-Tate, piano (a past recipient of the Music Institute’s William Warfield Memorial Scholarship) performing Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s African Dances, Op. 58.

A young violinist from Chicago Musical Pathways Initiative offering William Grant Still’s “Mother and Child.”

Ravinia’s Reach Teach Play® program featuring flutist Kaylee Johnson.

Evanston Dance Ensemble performing a work including dance, music, and spoken word.

T.E. & Company (Tricia Edwards) of Faith Temple Church of God in Christ

A visual art exhibition in the Nichols Concert Hall lobby coordinated by the Evanston Art Center and curated by artist Fran Joy, the 2019 recipient of the Evanston Mayor’s Artist of the Year Award.

Questions? Please contact the box office at 847.448.8326


Nichols Concert Hall
1490 Chicago Ave
Evanston, 60201 United States
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(773) 281-7820
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