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Dvořák's New World Symphony

Dvořák's New World Symphony

Thursday, April 2 — Saturday, April 4

Thursday, April 2 — Saturday, April 4
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

This event has been cancelled due to public health recommendations to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All ticket holders will be contacted via email with options for exchanges, donating tickets, and refunds. Please contact the Box Office by emailing tickets@dso.org or by using the form on our Contact Us page. Note that the Box Office is currently unable to answer or return phone calls. Visit dso.org/coronavirus for more information.


Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"—written during the composer's travels in the U.S. and influenced by African-American spirituals and Native American melodies—is given contemporary context as it's presented between two new, distinctly American works, one featuring a chorus comprising individuals currently or formerly experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

James Lee III’s Amer’ican, commissioned by the DSO and receiving its world premiere, was written to complement and challenge Dvořák's ideas about the "New World." Gabriel Kahane’s modern oratorio emergency shelter intake form is a musical investigation of homelessness in America, performed with the Cass Ambassadors, a choral col­lective of formerly homeless men who remain connected to the mission of Cass Community Social Services in Midtown Detroit, plus present and former residents of the Mariners Inn shelter and treatment center.

Program

James Lee III
Amer'ican (World Premiere)
Dvořák
Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"
GABRIEL KAHANE
emergency shelter intake form

Artists

  • Artwork for Eric Jacobsen

    Eric Jacobsen

    conductor

  • Artwork for Alicia Hall Moran

    Alicia Hall Moran

    mezzo soprano

  • Artwork for Holland Andrews

    Holland Andrews

    vocalist

  • Artwork for Gabriel Kahane

    Gabriel Kahane

    vocalist

  • Artwork for Holcombe Waller

    Holcombe Waller

    vocalist

Eric Jacobsen

conductor

Alicia Hall Moran

mezzo soprano

Holland Andrews

vocalist

Gabriel Kahane

vocalist

Holcombe Waller

vocalist

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Saturday, April 4
8:00pm
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FROM WHOSE WORLD?

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The combination of vivid songwriting, glistening orchestration and fiery social consciousness ... stands as a high point in Kahane's songbook. ”

Chicago Tribune on emergency shelter intake form
Interview with composer James Lee III
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Orchestra Hall
3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI
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