Gulf Coast Symphony Pays Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.


by Meredith Biesinger, Our Mississippi Home

On Sunday, the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra presented “ to MLK,” a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Dr. King’s legacy is more relevant now, perhaps than when he was alive,” Peter Rubardt, Music Director of the Gulf Coast Symphony, shared. “This concert was entirely written and composed with him in mind.”

The group performed a special program featuring African American composers such as Duke Ellington and William Henry Curry, who wrote “Eulogy for a Dream,” an orchestral piece accompanying a narration of Dr. King’s speeches. Luvada Harrison also performed as the program’s soprano.

Radio host Rip Daniels did the reading of Dr. King’s eulogy. He stated, “This is the only reading allowed by the King family. This…

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