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Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra: World Premiere of “MLK” | Yerba Buena Gardens

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Saturday, May 1, 2010 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE

Event Details

Marcus Shelby’s new oratorio MLK celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who called music “the soul of the Movement.” MLK is an oratorio for jazz orchestra and choir that celebrates this musical legacy. The composition will include re-orchestrated African-American spirituals and freedom songs as well as jazz compositions written during the Civil Rights Movement by composers such as Charles Mingus and John Coltrane.

Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra MLK, world premiere
Featuring Faye Carol, Kenny Washington, Jeannine Anderson, Nicholas Bearde

  • DATE: May 1, 2010
  • TIME: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • LOCATION: Esplanade

About The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival: The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival presents music, theater, dance, cultural events, educational and children’s programs, reflecting the rich cultures and creativity of the region. Between May and October the Festival presents nearly 100 programs in Yerba Buena Gardens, all FREE and open to the public.

Location: Yerba Buena Gardens is a 2.5-block complex bordered by Mission, Folsom, 3rd and 4th Streets in San Francisco. This unique outdoor venue includes a 5.5 acre lawn, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Waterfall, the Sister City Garden, and several striking sculptures.  [Map and Directions]

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Cost: FREE
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