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Dvořák & Lee: New Worlds

Streaming: Saturday, October 30, at 8:00pm EDT

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 of the United States. A world premiere commission by James Lee III, "Amer'ican" is, in the composer's words, a "21st century response to Dvořák's charge to American composers to incorporate the music of Native and Negro American music melodies."