Dvořák's NinthEugene Tzigane, conductor
Kevin Deas, bass-baritone
Columbus Symphony Chorus
Joseph Horowitz, Festival Host/Program Advisor
DVOŘÁK: Carnival Overture
COPLAND: Old American songs
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)
While the homesick Czech composer Dvořák was living in New York, he combined his nostalgic longing for his homeland with the heartfelt spirit of African-American spirituals into his most beloved work, the richly emotional ‘New World’ Symphony. This fascinating program places it side-by-side with the type of songs that inspired it, plus favorite American folk songs arranged by Aaron Copland.
Dvořák and His American Roots
Wednesday, January 7
Columbus Museum of Art
In collaboration with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s American Roots Festival, the Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House will join forces with the Symphony to focus on the impact Antonin Dvořák had on the American symphonic sound.
Artists in Exile author and Festival host Joseph Horowitz, Thurber House Creative Director Susanne Jaffe, and Columbus Museum of Arts Executive Director Nannette V. Maciejunes will discuss music, literature, and art from 1890—1945 as well as how Dvořák music was infused with the riches of African-American and Native American culture.
The cost of this special extended Wednesdays@2 program is $5 for CMA members and Thurber House and CSO subscribers and $10 for non-member/subscribers.
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