The New World according to Dvořák

The New World
According to Dvořák

9 January until 7 February 2021

Calefax highlights American music scarcely played before Dvořák’s sojourn in the USA, as well as the development that music in America went through after his departure.

In 1891, Antonìn Dvořák was invited to the United States to found the ‘American style of music’. Until then there was hardly an American identity in classical music; composers based their works on music of their European ancestors. However, when Dvořák first heard spirituals in America for the first time, he knew these songs might function like the Bohemian folk music he used in his own works. After three years of living in New York, he felt that through the music of Native Americans and African Americans, America would find its own national style of music.

Programme

Among others
Antonín Dvořák Suite in A-major op. 98. B.184 ‘American’
Henry T. Burleigh Southland Sketches
Samuel Barber Excursions op. 20
Tobias Klein new work
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

Upcoming concerts

Sat 9 Jan 20.15 The New World according to Dvořák Goede Rede Concerten Almere / NL
Sun 17 Jan 16.00 The New World according to Dvořák Oude Blasiuskerk (Delden Klassiek) Delden / NL Tickets
Sun 24 Jan 15.00 The New World according to Dvořák Het Koloniekerkje Wilhelminaoord / NL
Sun 7 Feb 14.15 The New World according to Dvořák Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam / NL Tickets

Past concerts

Fri 10 Jan 11.30 The New World according to Dvořák Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL