Arts & Culture Event Notices

Free Concert in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Faneuil Hall on January 16th

The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events, the Museum of African American History and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) will present a free tribute concert in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 16, 2012, at 1:00pm at Faneuil Hall.  The program will feature a moving selection of classical music, spirituals and freedom songs performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ Intensive Community Program, conducted by Marta Zurad.  Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, author, psychiatrist, educator, and respected social critic will deliver the keynote speech. In addition to the keynote speaker, a distinguished roster of leaders will read from some of Dr. King’s most memorable writings and speeches. Don’t miss this amazing annual event as we celebrate the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In keeping with the spirit of Dr. King’s legacy, the City of Boston and Boston Cares are organizing a service event at the Curley School in Jamaica Plain on Monday, January 16, 2012.  Hundreds of volunteers will be given the opportunity to choose from various service projects. There will be two volunteer sessions; the first session will be from 10:00-12:00 p.m and the second will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Registration will be available through the Boston Cares website.

For more information about these two events contact the Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events at 617-635-3911.