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Widely considered to be one of the most innovative and adventurous conductors/programmers in the classical music world, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Dennis Russell Davies leads the Czech Republic’s own Filharmonie Brno in a program that includes The Soraya’s first-ever performance of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, better known as the New World Symphony. Composed as Dvořák toured the US in the 1890s, the piece with its majestic fanfares, rich harmonies, and brilliant melodies, is widely considered to be the composer’s love letter to America. The pastoral landscape and folklore of Eastern Europe and America are further brought to life through the music of Czech composers Janáček, and Martinů.
This performance was generously underwritten by Ms. Kathleen P. Martin