The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra (TSO) announced its season finale concert, "Heroes,” on Monday, April 29, 2024, at 7 p.m. in the Moody Concert Hall.

According to a press release from TSO, This finale “features Joseph Schwantner's powerful New Morning for the World: Daybreak of Freedom, which uniquely combines the stirring words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with lush orchestral arrangements.”

Photo courtesy of Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra
Photo courtesy of Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

This compelling tribute celebrates the individuals who have significantly impacted history with their bravery and resolve. It's a musical salute to Dr. King while also exploring the broader concept of heroism in its various forms.

"New Morning for the World" masterfully combines King's iconic speeches with vibrant musical compositions, serving as a moving reminder of the continuous fight for justice and equality.

"The 'Heroes' concert is designed to resonate with our community, highlighting the universal values of courage, sacrifice, and hope," said Natassia Perrine, Executive Director of the TSO. "We invite our audience to join us in celebrating not only historical figures but also the everyday heroes who inspire us to achieve greatness in our own lives."

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Maestro Adam Flatt and the TSO will also share “Beethoven’s "Heroic” Symphony No. 3, Eroica. With its dramatic expressions and bold innovations, Beethoven's Eroica is a fitting counterpart to Schwantner's contemporary work,” said the press release.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 205-752-5515. Students attend for free.

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