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Dvorák's New World Symphony

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Friday, April 3, 2020 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 8:00 PM

Prices start at $11.50

Concert Description

Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, “From the New World,” blends the traditional folk sounds of the composer’s Czech homeland with melodies discovered in African-American and Native American music — the heartbeat of Dvořák’s “new world,” the United States. A world premiere commission by James Lee III directly responds to Dvořák’s symphony with a focus on Native American history. Closing the program is a work confronting poverty and homelessness in America, composed by Gabriel Kahane, “a star of the new music scene” (L.A. Times).

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Eric Jacobsen, conductor  
Holland Andrews, vocalist   
Holcombe Waller, vocalist   


JAMES LEE III Amer'ican (World Premiere)  
DVORÁK Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"  
GABRIEL KAHANE emergency shelter intake form