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Chicago Sinfonietta - Annual Dr. King Tribute
Place & Time
Wentz Concert Hall
171 E Chicago Ave, Naperville, IL 60540
Naperville IL USA
January 16, 2022
3:00pm
Program

CONDUCTOR
Mei-Ann Chen
GUEST ARTIST
Will Liverman, baritone

Florence PRICE: Ethiopia's Shadow in America
I. The Arrival of the Negro in America when first brought here as a slave – (Introduction and Allegretto)
II. His Resignation and Faith – (Andante)
III. His Adaptation – (Allegro) – A fusion of his native and acquired impulses.

Song of the Dark Virgin

Night

Will Liverman, baritone

Felix MENDELSSOHN: Selections from ELIJAH
I. No. 14 "Draw, near all ye people - Lord God of Abraham"
II. No. 17 "Is not His Word Like a Fire"
III. No. 37 "For the Mountains Shall Depart"

Jessie MONTGOMERY: Soul Force (The Dream Unfinished)*

Kathryn BOSTIC: The Great Migration*
The Great Migration
The Hill Illumined
III. Wylie Avenue
The Oracle of Aunt Ester
Exalted Roads of Truth and Triumph

Will Liverman, narrator

*Chicago Premiere

Community and celebration are at the forefront of Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute concert. Opening the concert are three Florence Price works - Ethiopia’s Shadow in America, Song of the Dark Virgin, and Night, sung by renowned baritone Will Liverman. Selections from Felix Mendelssohn’s ELIJAH are next, followed by two Chicago premieres: Jesse Montgomery’s Soul Force, and Artist in Residence Kathryn Bostic’s work The Great Migration, with baritone Will Liverman returning as narrator. An exciting new work will be premiered for the traditional audience participation closing piece.

 

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