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icyola annual martin luther king, jr. day concert

January 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

sat jan 14 2017 @ 7 pm West Angeles Church


Charles Dickerson ICYOLA founder, music director & conductor
Jeffrey Kahane guest conductor

members of
ICYOLA Chorus & Orchestra
Leo Baeck Temple Chorus
USC Thornton Chamber Singers
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

“With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair the stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

The city-wide initiative opens Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend celebrating the spirit of diversity and inclusion as Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians join Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles for their January program celebrating the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as part of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference annual commemoration of King’s legacy. Program will include Four Spirituals by Sir Michael Tippett and Charles Dickerson’s setting of Dr. King’s epic “I Have a Dream” speech.


This is a free, non-ticketed event open to the public.

part of the lift every voice series

LEV_logo_finalLift Every Voice is LACO’s three-week exploration of courage and compassion through music, inspired by the lives and legacies of courageous émigrés Kurt Weill and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, and Martin Luther King, Jr., who all championed civil rights in America and injustice everywhere.

The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles photo by Rachel Luna

The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles photo by Rachel Luna

LACO would like to thank those who have supported Lift Every Voice with a producer’s circle gift:

Ruth Eliel & Bill Cooney
Ned & Dana Newman

The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music

The Audrey & Sydney Irmas Charitable Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Peter & Julie Cummings
Sanford & Pat Gage
Jewish Community Foundation
Jeffrey & Martha Kahane
Allan & Muriel Kotin
Mike & Aliza Lesser
Ann Mulally
National Endowment for the Arts
David & Mahnaz Newman
The Phillip and Muriel Berman Foundation
Vladimir & Araxia Buckhantz Foundation
Marilyn Ziering

If you’d like to sponsor a LACO performance or artist, click here for information.

box office info

For more information, call the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.box office info


January 14, 2017
7:00 pm
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West Angeles Church
3045 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States
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