Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20, 2020

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

7am Hour
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor:  Deep River

8am Hour
Adolphus Hailstork:  Epitaph for a Man Who Dreamed

9am Hour
William Levi Dawson:  Negro Folk Symphony

10am Hour
William Grant Still:  Symphony No. 1 "Afro-American"

11am Hour
Florence Price:  Piano Sonata in E minor
George Walker:  Lyric for Strings

12pm Hour
Harry T. Burleigh:  My Lord, What a Mornin
Antonin Dvorak:  Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"

1pm Hour
Chevalier de Saint-Georges:  Violin Concerto in A Major, Op. 5 No. 2
Billy Strayhorn:  Take the "A" Train

2pm Hour
Margaret Bonds:  Troubled Water

3pm Hour
Ulysses Kay:  Six Dances for String Orchestra
Aaron Copland:  A Lincoln Portrait

4pm Hour
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson: Sinfonietta No. 1
George Gershwin (arranged by Nina Simone):  "I Loves You, Porgy" from Porgy and Bess

5pm Hour
Scott Joplin:  Overture to Treemonisha
Florence Price:  Fantasie negre