Dvorak in Prague: A Concert

25feb2:00 pm4:30 pmDvorak in Prague: A ConcertNew Westminster Symphony Orchestra2:00 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT-08:00)

Event Details

The New Westminster Symphony’s first concert of 2024
celebrates the famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak with a selection of a
number of his greatest compositions. First up is the stirring Carnival
Overture; the most famous of his overtures.  This will be followed by two
compositions – Humoresque in G-Flat major Op.101 No. 7 and Slavonic Dance in E
minor Op.72. No.2 -which were specially arranged by Czech-Canadian composer
Oskar Morawetz so that cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman could
perform together at the 100th anniversary concert commemorating
Dvorak’s New World Symphony on December 16th 1993 in Prague. The
first half of the concert will conclude with another of his famous dances,
Slavonic Dance in G minor Op. 46 No. 8. After a brief intermission the
orchestra will perform what is considered to be one of the most popular
symphonies ever composed  Dvorak’s magnificent Symphony No. 9 in E minor
“From the New World”. So popular is it that Astronaut Neil Armstrong took a
tape recording of the New World Symphony along during the Apollo 11 mission;
the first Moon landing in 1969.

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Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT-08:00)

Location

The Sanctuary at the Queens Avenue United Church

529 Queens Ave

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Price

Admission by Donation