Soprano Luvada Harrison performed in the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra’s concerts honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. Gulf Coast Symphony Music Director Peter Rubardt led the performances. Photo is from video report on the concert by Biloxi station WLOX.

On Sunday, the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra presented Tribute to MLK, a celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr,” writes Meredith Biesinger in Monday’s (1/16) Our Mississippi Home (Pascagoula, MS). Dr. King’s legacy is more relevant now [than ever], Peter Rubardt, Music Director of the Gulf Coast Symphony, shared. This concert was entirely written and composed with him in mind.The group performed a special program featuring African American composers such as Duke Ellington and William Henry Curry, who wrote Eulogy for a Dream,an orchestral piece accompanying a narration of Dr. King’s speeches. Luvada Harrison also performed as the program’s featured soprano. Radio host Rip Daniels did the reading of Dr. King’s eulogy. He stated, This is the only reading allowed by the King family. This symphony is significant, and the turnout has been incredible.What Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. wanted was civil rights for all, not just a few.