BYSO Intensive Comminuty Program, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tribute Concert
January 17, 2011
The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events, the Museum of African American History and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will present a free tribute concert in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 17, 2011, at 1:00pm at Faneuil Hall. The program will feature a moving selection of classical music, spirituals and freedom songs performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program, conducted by Marta Zurad.
Renowned poet, writer, activist, and educator Nikki Giovanni will deliver the keynote speech. Nikki Giovanni is one of America’s most well known poets. In addition, a distinguished roster of leaders will read from some of Dr. King's most memorable writings and speeches. This roster includes Rena Clark, Partner at GenNx360 Capital Partners, Phillip Clay the Chancellor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and The Honorable Roderick Ireland, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.