Due to the current surge of Covid-19 cases in Northeast Ohio and a High Transmission rating from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Cleveland Orchestra regrets having to postpone its Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert on Sunday, January 16 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Day on Monday, January 17.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert will be rescheduled to Saturday, June 4, bringing the community together near the Juneteenth holiday for this uplifting event. The new ticket distribution date will be announced in the coming months. 

In lieu of a live concert and community day, people can enjoy a free stream of the full video of the 2018 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert from January 17 through February 28 on the Adella app, and Adella.live, The Cleveland Orchestra’s video streaming service. Details of the streamed concert can be found from a previous announcement here.

This concert is sponsored by community access partner KeyBank and by Medical Mutual.



MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CELEBRATION CONCERT AND COMMUNITY DAY DETAILS:

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Concert (Postponed)

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, January 16, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall at Severance

The Cleveland Orchestra

Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

Jacqueline Echols, soprano

Tony Sias, narrator

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Chorus

  Dr. William Henry Caldwell, director


DOLORES WHITE   Celebration

MARY D. WATKINS   Soul of Remembrance
TRADITIONAL   Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit
TRADITIONAL   Deep River
CARLOS SIMON   Fate Now Conquers
BRIAN RAPHAEL NABORS   Iubiolo

TRADITIONAL   Cert’n’y Lord

TRADITIONAL   Lord I Want to Be a Christian

TRADITIONAL   Seek the Lord

WILLIAM GRANT STILL   Summerland from Three Visions

TRADITIONAL   He’s Got the Whole World

TRADITIONAL   A City Called Heaven

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR   Ballade

JOHN ROSAMOND JOHNSON   Lift Every Voice and Sing

Community Access Partner: KeyBank
Sponsored by Medical Mutual

2022 FREE COMMUNITY DAY (Postponed)

Monday, January 17, 2022, from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Severance Music Center

12:30-1:00 PM    Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus

                              Daniel Singer, director

                              Maria Hisey, Emma Smith, Aurora Villanueva, soloists

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall

                              REENA ESMAIL   TaReKiTa

                              ELAINE HAGENBERG   O Love

                              MELANIE DEMORE   Lead With Love

                              SARAH QUARTEL   All the Way Home

                              ERIC WHITACRE   Sing Gently

1:15-2:15 PM      “Honoring Black Composers” with Musicians of The Cleveland Orchestra

                              Reinberger Chamber Hall 

BRIAN R. NABORS   Ohio Sketches, movements no. 3 & 4

WILLIAM GRANT STILL   Incantation and Dance

DOLORES WHITE   Blues Dialogues, movement no. 3

JULIA PERRY   Pastoral, Flute and String Septet

GEORGE WALKER   Lyric for Strings

COLERIDGE-TAYLOR PERKINSON   Lamentations

H. LESLIE ADAMS   Sonata for Violin and Piano, movement no. 3

ALLISON LOGGINS-HULL   Homeland

WILLIAM GRANT STILL   Danzas de Panama, movements no. 1 & 4

2:15-2:45 PM      Post-performance discussion in Reinberger Chamber Hall

3:00-3:45 PM      Gospel Ensemble

Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall

4:15-5:00 PM      Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra

                              Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

                              Moshi Tang, violin

                              Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Concert Hall

                              TOWER   Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, No. 6

                              SWANSON   Short Symphony

                              GLAZUNOV   Violin Concerto, movement no. 3

                              DVOŘÁK   Symphony No. 7, movements no. 3 and 4

Community Access Partner: KeyBank
Sponsored by Medical Mutual

All artists and programs are subject to change