Muncie Symphony Orchestra Presents A Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Concert on Sunday

The last MSO MLK, Jr. concert with Expression of Praise is pictured. Photo provided.The last MSO MLK, Jr. concert with Expression of Praise is pictured. Photo provided.

By: Jennifer Johnson—

Muncie, IN As part of the community-wide celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Muncie Symphony Orchestra will present a Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Concert this Sunday, January 15, 4 pm, at the Southside Middle School auditorium.  This concert is FREE and open to the public

In its second year, this MLK, Jr. Memorial concert is part of the Together in Music project – striving to share the joy of live orchestral music and forging lasting friendships.  Prior to the concert, the MSO Instrument Petting Zoo will be available for children to try instruments.  Arts and crafts will be part of the pre-concert activities as well.

Douglas Droste, MSO Artistic Director and Conductor, will conduct the MSO including Duke Ellington’s work, “Black, Brown and Beige”.   Dr. Terry Whitt Bailey returns as host and narrator.  Guests “Voice of Triumph” Gospel Choir, directed by Christopher Canady, and the Southside Middle School Band, conducted by John Clark, will join the MSO.

For more information about this Sunday’s concert, please visit

Together in Music and this concert are generously supported by the Ball Brothers Foundation.


About Muncie Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1948, the Muncie Symphony Orchestra seeks to provide its audience with rewarding musical experiences and to promote social exchange among attendees of the musical events. As an organization that celebrates the cultural vibrancy of East Central Indiana, the MSO uses music as a way to engage, educate, entertain and enrich through traditional classical and pops concerts, children’s concert, chamber events, and community engagement programs.

Jennifer Johnson is Executive Director of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra