On January 19th and 20th, 2015, Edward Kelsey Moore will be playing his cello in the Sinfonietta orchestra for their annual concerts celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Here's more info:
Dr. King dared us all to dream of a brighter future for all people. This year the annual, crowd-pleasing Sinfonietta Tribute to M.L.K. concerts will celebrate that future with the boundless optimism of today’s youth.
Maestro Chen opens with a new symphonic work written by Jherrard Marseille Hardeman, a 17 year-old African American composer, followed by the acclaimed 13 year-old cellist, Sujari Britt, a prodigy since the age of four, who joins the orchestra for Saint-Saëns’ Violoncello Concerto No.1.
Youth continues to inspire with a fresh take on Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, followed by
a return performance by audience favorites, the Waubonsie Valley High School Mosaic Choir,
putting their youthful spin on Dr. King’s legacy through song. In addition, Young Chicago Authors will provide a few moving words.
Chicago Sinfonietta ~ Concert Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, Jan 18, 2015 ~ 3:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall ~ Naperville, IL
Monday, Jan 19, 2015 ~ 7:30 pm
Symphony Center ~ Chicago, IL
Click here for info & tickets!
The newest, holiday themed essay from Edward Kelsey Moore, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat, has been posted by Minnesota Public Radio. The title is: I'll Have a Blue Christmas, Thank You Very Much. In his latest essay for Classical MPR, cellist and novelist Edward Kelsey Moore describes how a first-grade teacher inspired his love of sad holiday songs. He writes, "Glum Christmas music doesn't depress me in the least." Moore shares his story as well as some of his favorite seasonal tunes.
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