A musical plea for justice in Chicago Sinfonietta’s first virtual MLK concert

"Chen and orchestra presented the pensive second-movement “Prayer” first, featuring principal cellist Andrew Snow in a tenderly played solo. Even ears unfamiliar with Scott’s work could pick up on the Sinfonietta’s structural tinkering; compared to “Prayer,” the first movement (“Hope”) burst forth with all the gutsiness of an overture, settling into a rumbustious waltz with wafts of the scherzo from Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. But once the orchestral action simmers down, the reason for the Sinfonietta’s swap sidles skyward: A dusky English horn solo morphs into “We Shall Overcome,” the refrain which closes every MLK concert."

Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune
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