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January 20, 2019

The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and several other arts groups will collaborate to present A Night with the Arts: A Celebration Concert in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

This concert, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission of Greater Knoxville. No tickets are required to attend this free performance.

The concert’s theme is "The Courage to Lead with a Greater Determination.” KSO Resident Conductor James Fellenbaum conducts the Knoxville Symphony Chamber Orchestra joined by the Celebration Choir directed by Aaron Staple. The performance will include drama, spoken word and digital stories woven throughout the concert by members of the Carpetbag Theatre, Inc., directed by Linda Parris-Bailey. The Celebration Choir will perform gospel songs including “We Shall Overcome.” Other musical selections include music from Antonin Dvorak and Richard Rodgers’ “Climb Every Mountain” from The Sound of Music.

About the MLK Commemorative Commission:

Since 1982, the MLK Commission has been organizing a special celebration each year for the Knoxville area to commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The week-long celebration focuses on providing education and leadership training for adults and youth and promotes reconciliation through peaceful conflict resolution. Part of the celebration also includes stories of racial struggles with emphasis on non-violence, equality, and love.

Located at The Tennessee Theatre

Sunday, Jan 20 - 5pm