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Dvorak's New World

October 25, 2017
Title: Dvorak's New WorldVenue: Czech Center New York / New YorkCategory: MusicDate: 11.02.2017 - 11.02.2017Time: 19.00 hDescription:   Dvorak's New World Nov 2, 2017 7:00 PM Mannes Sounds Festival honors Dvorak and his American Students with vocal and instrumental performances. RSVP During his years in America (1892-1895) as the Director on the National Conservatory in America, Antonin Dvorak was a major force in developing the American school of composers. His students became influential composers who would become the teachers of such legends as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington. America also provided strong artistic inspiration for Dvorak. Among the works he composed during his stay in New York, are the emblematic New World Symphony and the American String Quartet. Mannes Sounds Festival is proud to honor Dvorak and his American students with a concert at the Bohemian National Hall on Thursday, November 2nd, 7 PM. It will feature instrumental and vocal compositions by Dvorak's students: Henry Thacker Burleigh, Rubin Goldmark and Will Marion Cook. The concert will open with a selection from the Slavonic Dances by Dvorak and will close with his American String Quartet. PROGRAM   A. Dvorak, Two Slavonic Dances Henry Thacker Burleigh: Deep River  Wade in Waters  Hard Trials Rubin Goldmark, from the “Forest Scenes” op.12 for piano:  II. Weeping Willows  III. In the Rushes (Barcarolle) R. Goldmark, from Four Compositions for violin and piano:   Plaintive Air,   Witches’ Sabbath   Will Marion Cook:  "My Lady" “Swing Along”  "Rain Song" A. Dvorak: String Quartet, op.96 “ American:” Allegro ma non troppo Lento Molto vivace Finale: Vivace ma non troppo