Chicago Sinfonietta - Annual Dr. King Tribute
Place & Time
Symphony Center
220 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60604
Chicago IL USA
January 17, 2022

Mei-Ann Chen
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


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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