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Mahogany Chamber Music Series: MLK Freedom Celebration

January 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Crosstown Arts presents the Mahogany Chamber Music Series: MLK Freedom Celebration in Crosstown Theater. 

Crosstown Theater at Crosstown Arts
Sunday, January 14, 2024
Doors open at 2 pm | Show begins at 2:30 pm
Tickets: $20 | $5 student tickets available


The Crosstown Arts Mahogany Chamber Music Series presents a MLK Freedom concert celebrating unity in diversity. The program is inspired by concerts curated by Coretta Scott King in the 1960s illustrating the struggle and triumph of Black people in this country. Over two dozen musicians will join together to explore diverse choral repertoire while highlighting works from the Black vocal tradition: gospel, spirituals, and anthems.
Hailed by The New York Times as a “virtuoso pianist” and “steeped in Black Classical,” the program is curated by series director Dr. Artina McCain, a professor of piano at the University of Memphis. The concert will be led by two-time Grammy-nominated educator and University of Memphis director of choral activities, Dr. Francis Cathlina, and Grammy-nominated conductor-baritone and director of the New York Philharmonic Chorus, Malcolm J. Merriweather. Collaborating artists include pianist, David Cordoba, the W. Crimm Singers of Nashville, and local professional choral artists.
The Mahogany Chamber Music Series is a series of three chamber music concerts curated by Dr. Artina McCain and presented by Crosstown Arts, spotlighting Black and other underrepresented composers and performers.



January 14
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Crosstown Theater

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300