Airs Monday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m. Celebrating Martin Luther King Day with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Songs from the Soul features Robert Sims, baritone and Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Competition. Highly praised for his moving interpretations of African American spirituals, he joins the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in performances of "The Gospel Train;" "Deep River;" "Is There Anybody Who Loves My Jesus;" "I Gotta Home In-a Dat Rock;" "Down to the River to Pray;" and " Glory, Glory, Hallelujah."
Airs Tuesday, Monday 16 at 11:00 a.m. Lead by their conductor, Robert Spano, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra performs a King Celebration. Hosted by Fred Child and Lois Reitzes, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Yo-Yo Ma, and the Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Choirs in works by Beethoven, Brahms, Schwantner and Dvorak.
The From The Top Alumni String Quartet To Appear Saturday, January 14 at 11:00 a.m. Broadcast from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, this program was recorded at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church on December 18. The quartet consists of 22-year-old violinist Tessa Lark from Cincinnati, OH, 19-year-old violinist Ryan Shannon from Boulder, CO, 18-year-old violist Clayton Penrose-Whitmore from Evanston, IL, and 22-year-old cellist Michael Dahlberg from Philadelphia, PA. All quartet members study at the New England Conservatory.