New Morning for the World

"There comes a time when people get tired." With those words, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. launched a remarkable speech that spelled out the road map to eventual victory in the struggle for civil rights. We hear Chicago composer Joseph Schwantner's inspirational symphonic tribute to Dr. King, New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom, which includes excerpts from that famous speech, given just over 50 years ago.

Also Featured Tonight:

Anthony Newman / Variations & Toccata for Violin
Arvo Part / Credo
Conlon Nancarrow / Piece No. 2 for Small Orchestra (1986)
Kevin Volans / String Quartet No. 2, "Hunting: Gathering"
Sergei Rachmaninoff / "The Bells," Op. 35
Johannes Brahms / Clarinet Sonata in F Minor, Op. 120/1