Sinfonietta's annual MLK Tribute Concert is a beloved yearly tradition. This year, come and join us for an inspiring program full of power and intensity. Opening the program, 2021 Sphinx Medal of Excellence winner Carlos Simon's piece was inspired by a journal entry from Beethoven in 1815, about the unpredictable nature of life: "Iliad. The Twenty-Second Book: But Fate now conquers; I am hers; and yet not she shall share In my renown; that life is left to every noble spirit. And that some great deed shall beget that all lives shall inherit." The concert continues with Valerie Colemans's "Umoja," the Swahili word for Unity and the first principal of the holiday Kwanzaa. Through the two decades, "Umoja" transformed from an original version for women's choir to the woodwind version. Rounding out the program, Kathryn Bostic's newest commissioned "Letters From Moral Courage" encompasses the powerful impact from all types of people making a choice to abide in integrity, truth and fearlessness.
Venue: Wentz Concert Hall
Pricing: $67, $54, $17
Please note at this time, patrons attending Chicago Sinfonietta events on campus must wear a face covering throughout their visit per the COVID-19 policies of the organization. Face coverings should be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, and meet CDC standards. Neck gaiters and bandanas are not permitted. Patrons arriving without appropriate face coverings will be provided a disposable face mask. A $2 online processing fee is included for all tickets purchased online. Tickets ordered less than 10 days in advance will be held in Will Call. All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm