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The highlight of Episode 6 comes from the Cape Symphony’s January 2020 “Passport to Africa” concert. This very special piece is “Beyond Bars” by Bradley Williams, text by Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Letter from Birmingham Jail), narrated by Dr. Johann Buis and Rev. Dr. Joan M. Martin.
Also in Episode 6, Jung-Ho interviews the winners of the Cape Symphony’s Baton Hero Competition, our amateur conducting contest.
Jung-Ho pays tribute to the legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone, who recently passed away at the age of 91. His scores for films like “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” and “The Untouchables” were an indelible part of late 21st-century filmmaking. We feature Morricone conducting the Roma Sinfonietta in his own theme from “Cinema Paradiso.”
Episode 6 concludes with a speech from one of our greatest civil rights leaders, the late Congressman John Lewis, given on Arts Advocacy Day, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. In this video, Lewis speaks about the importance of the arts to the civil rights movement, and asks, “Where would our society be without the arts?”
01:25 Mairéad Doherty plays the Celtic harp
04:21 Winners of the Baton Hero Competition
31:02 Ennio Morricone conducts the Love Theme from “Cinema Paradiso”
37:57 Cape Symphony performs “Beyond Bars” by Bradley Williams, Text by Nelson Mandela and Dr. Martin Luther King (“Letter from Birmingham Jail”), narrated by Dr. Johann Buis and Rev. Dr. Joan M. Martin
51:41 Congressman John Lewis speaks about the importance of the arts