The inspiring story of the famous preacher and iconic civil rights leader from Atlanta is brought to life in this deeply moving premiere performance that beautifully fuses opera with bluesy, jazzy, and gospel-tinged rhythms. In a stirring account of his most intimate moments shared with wife Coretta Scott King and close friend Ralph Abernathy, we discover that the themes of equality and justice from the Civil Rights Movement are echoed in our political sentiments today. Despite the well-chronicled tragedy that ended the preacher’s life 50 years ago, the audience is left beaming with the hope of his dream in their hearts.
The celebration includes an inspiring presentation by Guest Speaker April Reign, creator of #OscarsSoWhite, and a premiere performance of the opera I DREAM by Opera Grand Rapids.
The MLK Day Celebration is a free community event. Seating is on a first-come basis at the door.
5:30 PM- Doors open
6:00 PM- Program, featuring Guest Speaker April Reign
7:30 PM-I DREAM performance
Fountain Street Church|24 Fountain St NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 |