The B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore MD presents an extraordinary tribute concert in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Freedom Seekers of the Underground Railroad, Monday Jan 15 at 7 p.m.
Performed by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in the beautiful 1884 B&O Roundhouse, the event promises a fusion of history and music as part of the B&O Railroad Museum’s Underground Railroad programming and the BSO’s Symphony in the City Series.
This special performance will mark the world premiere of a new, original song, “Network to Freedom,” written by Wordsmith and commissioned by the BSO. Wordsmith’s tribute song is a homage to the Freedom Seekers and directly inspired by the compelling narratives featured in the B&O Railroad Museum’s Underground Railroad exhibit.
Designated as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Site since 2021, the museum unveiled its permanent “The Underground Railroad: Freedom Seekers on the B&O Railroad” exhibit in 2022. Wordsmith’s powerful new work dives into the rich tapestry of American Railroading at the B&O. According to Wordsmith, the composition aims to “explore the impact of the B&O during the Civil War, its economic influence, and the roots of the Underground Railroad.
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