In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's death, the Raleigh Civic Chamber Orchestra of NC State University will perform a program of music by African American composers. The concert will feature the World Premiere of Sinfonietta of Dreams, a newly commissioned composition by composer Jeff Scott. The music will be based on the "Dream" speech MLK gave in Rocky Mount prior to his well-known Washington speech, and will feature gospel choir, orchestra and actual recordings from the speech. NCSU faculty member Dr. Jason Miller will speak about the story behind Dr. King’s NC speech and its legacy. A post-concert discussion will complement the music.
At 3 p.m., Dr. Jason Miller will give a preconcert talk about Dr. King's Rocky Mount speech in Talley Student Center Room 3222.
The concert will be presented in collaboration with the NC State African American Cultural Center and NC State Live.
This program is funded in part by the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.
William Grant Still: Mother and Child; Lindi Wang, violin soloist
Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony Op. 11, #2
Jeff Scott: Sinfonietta of Dreams (World Premiere)