On Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 18, 2021
From the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) in Buffalo, New York
Posted January 18th, 2021 on Niagara At Large
Buffalo, New York – BPO Musicians Amy Licata, Andrea Blanchard-Cone, Janz Castelo, and David Schmude pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with an original arrangement of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by J. Rosamond Johnson and James Weldon Johnson.
To watch, click on the screen immediately below –
On November 9, 1967, Dr. King delivered one of his most eloquent and poignant speeches at Kleinhans Music Hall just 4 months after the Buffalo Riots of 1967, and just 5 months before his untimely death. Special thanks to University at Buffalo, Buffalo Toronto Public Media, Asbury Hall, and the BPO Diversity Council.
For more on the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and its upcoming event schedule, click on – https://bpo.org/ .
To visit a commentary on Martin Luther King Day, posted on Niagara At Large, in 2020 that includes a video of King delivering his iconic ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, click on – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2020/01/20/in-the-united-states-and-canada-martin-luther-kings-dream-has-yet-to-be-fully-realized/ .
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