Raising voices to praise King

Critic's Choice: Music

January 07, 2001|By Tim Smith

"Let Freedom Ring," the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 15th annual concert in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday, is being co-sponsored by the Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture. Several dignitaries are scheduled to participate, including Sen. Paul Sarbanes.

Leslie B. Dunner, music director of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, will conduct the program, which features alto Sherry Lynne Hunt, choir director of New Shiloh Baptist Church, singing "Canaan Land" and "Lift Ev'ry Voice." Pianist Christina Anum-Dorhuso, a 21-year-old, Ukrainian-Afri-can student at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute, will be the soloist in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. With One Voice Ecumenical Choir, made up of several Baltimore area choruses, will also join the orchestra in traditional hymns and spirituals, including "We Shall Overcome."

The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Cathedral and Preston streets. Tickets are $5; children 6-12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Call 410-783-8000.

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