Let Freedom Sing, a free to the public concert that honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, is coming to Schermerhorn Symphony Center again this January 18 at 7:00 p.m. The orchestra will perform a beautiful mix of spiritual tunes, popular songs and classical music to honor the victory of the Civil Rights Movement and its positive effects on Nashville. The concert will celebrate the power music has to bring a community together, with special guests including Celebration Chorus, Nashville Symphony Chorus and Xavier Foley on bass. Kelly Corcoran will conduct the performance. For early arrivals, the National Museum of African American Music will be performing before the concert in the East Lobby.
It’s an evening to honor the spirit and strength of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as well as to celebrate how far Middle Tennessee has come since the civil rights movement, showing the positive impact the movement has had on the state. With spiritual music and song, as well as popular and classical music, the concert will show the power music has in building a community, as well as honoring the triumphs of the civil rights movement and the legacy of King. You will be inspired as images from the Nashville Public Library’s Civil Rights Collection are shown on the big screen, while the Nashville Symphony, Celebration Chorus, Celebration Youth Chorus and Sphinx Competition winner Xavier Foley perform for you, all at no charge.
Of course, if you’d love to help YOUR symphony in letting Nashville and the Symphony make beautiful music together, and so they can continue offering "Let Freedom Sing!" at no cost to everyone in our community, you can visit this website to make a contribution to Nashville Symphony. No matter how small that contribution is, it is welcome, needed and put to great use.