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January 9, 2018 > Youth wind band celebrates King?s legacy

Youth wind band celebrates King?s legacy

Submitted By Mission Peak Wind Symphony

On Saturday, January 27, the Mission Peak Wind Symphony (MPWS) pays tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with ?New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom,? written by American composer and educator Joseph Schwantner.

Commissioned for the Eastman Philharmonia and premiered on King?s birthday in 1983, the piece incorporates texts from several of King?s speeches and writings from the final decade of his life. Reverend Jeffrey Spencer, senior pastor of Niles Discovery Church and baritone with the Golden Gate Men?s Chorus in San Francisco, lends his voice to this MPWS season-opener.

Founded in 2014, MPWS is the area?s only youth wind band outside of school. Its membership includes many of the Bay Area?s finest wind and percussion student-musicians.

Also performing is the Wind Ensemble of Hopkins Junior High School, under the direction of Greg Conway. The middle school group repeatedly earns unanimous superior ratings in state festivals year after year, and the California Association for Music Education recently awarded Conway the title Outstanding Music Educator 2018.

Please join us as we celebrate the life of one of America?s most inspirational leaders.

Mission Peak Wind Symphony
Saturday, Jan 27
7:30 p.m.
Reed L. Buffington Center for Performing Arts
Chabot College, 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward

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