Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Concert

By Nichols Concert Hall (other events)

Sunday, January 16 2022 3:00 PM 5:00 PM CDT

The Music Institute presents an afternoon concert featuring performances by special guest artists, MIC students, faculty, and alumni.

The program includes Danzas de Panama (1948) by William Grant Still, featuring a faculty string quartet led by violinist and Music Institute String Department Chair Sang Mee Lee; The Planets, Op. 32 (Mars and Venus) by Gustav Holst, arranged for two pianos by Holst and performed by Artist in Residence Marta Aznavoorian and Music Institute President and CEO Mark George; and Violin Concerto Op. 5, No. 2 in A Major by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (1745–99), featuring soloists and an accompanying orchestra with members of the Music Institute’s Virtuoso Strings conducted by James Setapen.

The afternoon also includes remarks by Dr. Gilo Kwesi Logan.

The Nichols Concert Hall concert series is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency and sponsorship from ITW.


By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge and agree to the following:

Nichols Concert Hall is currently operating at full capacity, subject to future changes mandated by the State of Illinois, CDC, or other applicable local authorities. To ensure the safety of all persons on site, the Music Institute of Chicago requires that, upon entry to an event, all visitors over the age of 5 show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status OR a negative COVID PCR test processed within 48 hours prior to the day of the event. Visitors who have recently traveled internationally are not permitted in Nichols Concert Hall unless they show proof of a negative COVID PCR test taken 3-5 days after returning to the United States.

The Music Institute of Chicago additionally requires all audience members ages 2 and up to wear a mask over their nose and mouth for the duration of the event. Masks will be provided to those who do not have them. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 the day of the performance, including fever, shortness of breath or coughing, do not attend the event. Please note: All artists and staff on site are fully vaccinated. Vaccinated performers and presenters are not required to wear masks while on stage.

Let's keep each other healthy and safe as we enjoy the unforgettable experience of live music together.

Mailing Address

Nichols Concert Hall 1490 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60201