Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 18, 2021

Discover Classical celebrates this great American by playing music inspired by his life and legacy, as well as works by composers of African ancestry, and music influenced by the Black experience.

6am Hour
Eric Ball:  Rhapsody No. 2 on Negro Spirituals
Scott Joplin: Overture to Treemonisha

7am Hour
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 1

8am Hour
George Walker:  Lyric for Strings
Adolphus Hailstork:  Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed

10am Hour
Florence Price: Piano Sonata in E minor

11am Hour
Duke Ellington: Harlem
Harry Thacker Burleigh: My Lord, What a Mornin'

12pm Hour
William Grant Still: Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American"

1pm Hour
Margaret Bonds: Troubled Water
Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5 No. 2

2pm Hour
William Levi Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony

3pm Hour
Ulysses Kay: Six Dances
George Gershwin (arranged by Nina Simone): "I Loves You, Porgy" from Porgy and Bess

4pm Hour
Aaron Copland: A Lincoln Portrait
Florence Price: Fantasie negre

5pm Hour
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Deep River