Dvorák Symphony No 9 (From the New World) | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Dvorák Symphony No 9 (From the New World) | London Philharmonic Orchestra

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 - 19:30

Just as Antonín Dvorák lived the American dream through his touching symphonic hymn to the slave songs and spirituals of America, so another immigrant, Edgar Varèse, discovered New Worlds in his epic Amériques. His piece was hailed as the most important piece ‘for grand orchestra’ created on American soil since the turn of the 19th century – a bittersweet, wordless rhapsody that envelops like a dream and includes among its sonic armoury the sounds of sirens, duck-calls, whips and even a steamboat whistle. Amériques promises a concert experience not to be missed in this exploration of American musical discovery.

Free pre-concert performance | 6.00pm–6.45pm | Royal Festival Hall
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Part of The Rest is Noise Festival.

Spirituals (a cappella)
Anonymous ()
Symphony No 9 in E minor, 'From the New World'
Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904)
La Création du Monde
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Edgar Varèse (1883-1965)


Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
51° 30' 12.24" N, 0° 7' 2.8128" W
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