. Interchanging Idioms: Colorado Symphony Family Series Presents Dvorák Comes To America

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Colorado Symphony Family Series Presents Dvorák Comes To America

Family Series offers music lovers of all ages chance to explore Czech favorites, highlighting works by Dvorák

The Colorado Symphony's acclaimed Family Series continues on Sunday, January 23 with "Dvorák Comes to America." This family-friendly concert features an engaging multi-media exploration of Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 "From the New World," as well as his Carnival Overture. Parents, grandparents and children alike will enjoy learning about these great masterworks in a welcoming setting amid the excitement of a visit to Boettcher Concert Hall.

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra will join the Colorado Symphony onstage for this "Side-by-Side" concert featuring the musicians of the Young Artists Orchestra, who range in age from eight to 23. In this annual musical collaboration, the Young Artists Orchestra performs alongside the musicians of the Colorado Symphony. Combined, the two orchestras will celebrate Czech favorites together!

Dvorák's ninth and final symphony – popularly known as his "New World Symphony" – is a masterwork that has stirred debate about uniquely "American music," the specific influences on the piece and Dvorák's own Bohemian musical heritage. Most appreciably, Dvorák's Symphony No. 9 is beloved for its idealistic enthusiasm and universality, as well as its uncanny ability to arouse and capture the interest of newcomers to classical music. Composed during Dvorák's tenure as director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York, the Symphony No. 9 received its premiere in December 1893 and became an immediate and long-lasting success.

The Colorado Symphony Family Series presentation of "Dvorák Comes to America" is a proud partner of the Czech Point Denver celebration, a citywide exploration of Czech arts and culture.

Artists:
Colorado Symphony Orchestra
Scott O'Neil, resident conductor
Denver Young Artists Orchestra

Program:
DVORÁK: Carnival Overture, Op. 92
DVORÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"

Performances:
One performance only! Sunday, January 23 at 2:30 p.m.
A Czech Point Denver Celebration Concert

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