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Celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King with the MLK Westside Coalition and the Santa Monica Symphony. The annual MLK weekend concert features iconic pieces by American composers, such as Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland. Talented young violinist Annelle Gregory, a laureate of the 2013 Stradivarius International Violin Competition, will perform Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with the orchestra, and the concert will also include a performance of acclaimed African-American composer Adolphus Hailstork’s symphonic work, Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed.
- Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
- Annelle Gregory, Violinist
- Adolphus Hailstork: Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed
- Samuel Barber: Violin Concerto
- Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring