Community and celebration are at the fore of the Chicago Sinfonietta’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute Concert. The concert at North Central College’s Wentz Hall begins a week of programming.
On Sunday, January 16, the Chicago Sinfonietta will be performed at 3 p.m. in the concert hall at 171 E. Chicago Ave. perform in Naperville, “Joie de Vivre”.
The concert will open with three Florence Price works – “Ethiopia’s Shadow in America”, “Song of the Dark Virgin” and “Night”, sung by the renowned baritone Will Liverman.
Next up is a selection from Felix Mendelssohn’s “Elijah”, followed by two Chicago premieres: Jesse Montgomery’s “Soul Force” and artist-in-residence Kathryn Bostic’s work “The Great Migration”, with which baritone Will Liverman returns as speaker. In addition to the traditional final piece with audience participation, an exciting new work will be premiered.
Tickets for $ 49 to $ 62 are available at finearts.northcentralcollege.edu. A mask is required for all face-to-face events on campus, regardless of vaccination status. All tickets purchased online include an online processing fee of $ 2.
North Central College will move into virtual programming day for Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 17th.
The annual MLK Vision Day Luncheon starts at noon with the speaker Rev. Dr. Geneace Williams, the City of Naperville’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager. She will speak on the subject of “We have stayed here long enough”. Lunch will be broadcast on North Central College’s YouTube channel.
The MLK teach-in is carried out via zoom and consists of hourly sessions from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The aim of the teach-in is to get the community into learning and talking about topics such as race, anti-racism, equality, inclusion and Dr. Integrate King’s goals of peace and justice. Participants are welcome to stop by the sessions if their schedule allows. Pre-registration is required. You can read the descriptions of the individual sessions and register at www.northcentralcollege.edu.
From 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., campus and community members are encouraged to use the college’s community service portal at noctrl.galaxydigital.com to view existing personal and virtual community service opportunities in DuPage County.
On Tuesday, January 18, there will be a service in the Kotenkapelle in the Kiekhofer Saal from 12.05 to 12.25 p.m.
Take part in a virtual screening of the documentary “Summer of Soul” 2021 on Wednesday, January 19, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
On Thursday, January 20, the Honoring Civil Rights Leaders program will take place from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Multicultural Student Center (2nd floor), Harold & Eva White Activities Center.
If you have any questions, please contact the Multicultural Affairs Office at [email protected] The activities of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Week and North Central College Black History Month are sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and Nicor Corp. Sponsored.