Dvorak's New World

concert

November 2, 2017 , 7:00 PM

Mannes Sounds Festival honors Dvorak and his American Students with vocal and instrumental performances. The concert will open with a selection from the Slavonic Dances by Dvorak and will close with his American String

During his years in America (1892-1895) as the Director on the National Conservatory in America, Antonin Dvorak was a major force in developing the American school of composers. His students became influential composers who would become the teachers of such legends as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington. America also provided strong artistic inspiration for Dvorak. Among the works he composed during his stay in New York, are the emblematic New World Symphony and the American String Quartet.

PROGRAM

  • Antonin Dvorak: Two Slavonic Dances
  • Henry Thacker Burleigh: Deep River, Wade in Waters, Hard Trials
  • Rubin Goldmark, from the “Forest Scenes” op.12 for piano: II. Weeping Willows, III. In the Rushes (Barcarolle)
  • R. Goldmark, from Four Compositions for violin and piano: Plaintive Air, Witches’ Sabbath
  • Will Marion Cook: My Lady, Swing Along, Rain Song
  • A. Dvorak: String Quartet, op.96 “ American:” Allegro ma non troppo, Lento Molto vivace, Finale: Vivace ma non troppo

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited; on first come, first served basis. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit www.czechcenter.com.

Organized by: Mannes Sound Festival, Czech Center NY