A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King with the Santa Monica Symphony’s annual MLK Holiday Concert on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m. The music of African-American composers George Walker and James Weldon Johnson share the program with Mozart and Mendelssohn along with a piece by Santa Monica composer Adrienne Albert. All Santa Monica Symphony concerts are free and ticketless with open seating.

Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor

Mark Edward Smith, baritone


Albert: “Courage” Overture

Walker: Lyric for Strings

Johnson: “Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Steffe: “Battle Hymn of the Republic”

Mozart: “Ein Maedchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute

Mendelssohn: fourth movement from Symphony No. 5 in D (Reformation)

Traditional: “We Shall Overcome”


SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica



(310) 395-6330