PRLog - Jan. 2, 2013 - MILWAUKEE -- Free performance to feature the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra and Bel Canto Chorus
"Inspiration II," honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., by Reginald K. Gee
(Milwaukee, WI)- The Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra (MCO) and Bel Canto Chorus are pleased to announce the second annual free commemorative tribute concert to Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr., on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Institutional Church of God in Christ.
“This second annual tribute concert to the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at once celebrates the man and his achievements, while providing an artistic forum for building understanding and connection between Milwaukee’s diverse communities,”
The program will include historic words from a letter to Gene Patterson by Dr. King, Robert Kennedy’s Speech Announcing Dr. King’s Assassination, and Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
In addition to the concert, the David Barnett Gallery will be exhibiting "Inspiration II" by Reginald K. Gee before and after the concert. The piece, which was exhibited at the Smithsonian Museum in 1999 as part of the a collection honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., along with a giclée print and small collection of his religious-themed artwork will be on display. Gee, of both African and Native American descent, explores the theme of inspiration using Dr. King’s own words.
Holy Redeemer Insitutional Church of God in Christ
3500 West Mother Daniels Way
Milwaukee, WI 53209
Admission is free. Free tickets may be reserved at http://belcanto.org. (Reserved tickets are recommended, but not required.)
About The Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra (MCO)
The only professional chamber orchestra in the greater Milwaukee area, the MCO has been performing the highest quality chamber music for more than 30 years. The MCO provides a unique experience for audience members as well as important performance opportunities to professional musicians in the area. For more information, visit http://MilwaukeeChamberOrchestra.org or call 414-881-9900.
About Bel Canto Chorus
Formed in 1931, Bel Canto Chorus is Southeastern Wisconsin’s longest continuously performing arts organization. It is made up of mostly volunteer singers from southeastern Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois. Under the direction of Richard Hynson, the chorus opened its 81st season on Sunday afternoon, September 11, 2011 with “United We Stand” in Cathedral Square Park. Visit http://belcanto.org for tickets and additional information.