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MLK Holiday Concert

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Santa Monica Symphony
Gary Pratt, guest conductor
Jason Stoll, piano
Tonoccus McClain, orator

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Danse Negre from African Suite, Op. 35

George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Jason Stoll, piano

Florence Price Symphony No. 1 in E minor 

Traditional We Shall Overcome
Tonoccus McClain, orator

In partnership with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Westside Coalition, the Santa Monica Symphony commemorates the legacy of Dr. King with its annual MLK concert.  The afternoon concert opens with Coleridge-Taylor’s uplifting Danse Negre and Price’s rousing Symphony No. 1. The concert concludes with Gershwin’s iconic Rhapsody in Blue with the masterful Jason Stoll on piano. Gary Pratt, who conducted last season’s MLK concert, will once again guest conduct. 

Doors open at 2:00 pm. 

All Santa Monica Symphony concerts are FREE, but pre-registration is required as seating is limited.

*COVID Policy: In a continued effort to support our community, masks as well as vaccinations, and boosters are recommended.

Parking Details: Ample street parking is available on Pearl Street, 17th Street, and 16th Street, as well as surrounding residential streets.


Jan 14 2023


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


John Adams Middle School Performing Arts Center
1630 Pearl Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA