Atlanta Symphony to Perform Verdi Requiem in Coretta Scott King's Memory

Classic Arts News   Atlanta Symphony to Perform Verdi Requiem in Coretta Scott King's Memory
 
The Atlanta Symphony will dedicate upcoming performances of the Verdi Requiem to Coretta Scott King, the late civil rights activist and widow of Martin Luther King Jr.

The ASO will perform the Requiem, under the direction of music director Robert Spano, in Atlanta on March 2, 3, and 4, and at Carnegie Hall on March 11.

"Mrs. King was a great friend of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra," said ASO president Allison Vulgamore. "Her active participation in the annual King Celebration concert was testament to the deep love of music that she and her husband shared."

The ASO performed at King's funeral near Atlanta on February 7, performing an adagio from a Bach orchestral suite and the "Hallelujah" chorus" from Handel's Messiah.

A singer and violinist, King met her husband while studying at the New England Conservatory in Boston.


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