Philharmonic Insights at the Atrium Origins of a New World Voice: NYC in 1893

September 12, 2016 | 7:30 pm | 61 W 62 St | New York, NY | All Ages | FREE!  
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To launch the New York Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season, we explore Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s time in New York and the American influences on his most famous work: Symphony No. 9, From the New World, premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1893. Professor Michael Beckerman, the Philharmonic’s Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence and the author of Dvořák and His World, is joined by a cast of historic characters to uncover the meaning and reception of African-American musical sources at the dawn of the Progressive Era and how they contributed to the development of an American musical voice.

This event is part of the New World Initiative, a salute to the Philharmonic’s living history and its home in New York City. Join in a citywide and multidisciplinary exploration of Dvořák’s themes of “home” in the New WorldSymphony—performed this season at the Opening Night Gala, Young People’s Concerts, and Concerts in the Parks—and help the Orchestra celebrate 175 seasons and toast its dynamic hometown, New York City. Visit more details.

Michael Beckerman, speaker

Presented in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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