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National Symphony Orchestra: Dvořák's "New World" Symphony

Thursday, June 6, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

National Symphony Orchestra

Experience the grand emotions and sweeping drama of Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony in Gianandrea Noseda's final concerts of the season. The folk-inspired program also includes Billy the Kid—Copland’s beloved cowboy ballet evoking the grit of the Wild West anti-hero and the optimism of the everyman—as well as Manuel de Falla’s "Seven Popular Spanish Songs" with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard.

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Gianandrea Noseda, conductor
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano

Copland: Billy the Kid - Suite
De Falla: "Seven Popular Spanish Songs"
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

In his final concerts of the season, NSO Music Director Gianandrea Noseda conducts three folk-inspired pieces with a musical language at once original and familiar. Experience the grand emotions and sweeping drama of Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony along with Billy the Kid—Copland’s beloved cowboy ballet evoking the grit of the Wild West anti-hero and the optimism of the everyman.

Please note that Anita Rachvelishvili has had to withdraw from these concerts for personal reasons. We are delighted that mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard will join us in her place. The program will no longer include Berio’s Folk Songs—Isabel Leonard will sing Manuel de Falla’s "Seven Popular Spanish Songs."

Performance Timing: Part One - 44 min.; Intermission - 15 min.; Part Two - 40 min.


ForeWords
Beginning at 6:45 p.m. before the Sat., June 8 performance and at 1:45 p.m. before the Sun., June 9 performance.

Take a journey into the fascinating stories behind the music led by knowledgeable and engaging artists and scholars! Look for even more of these offerings throughout the season; each ForeWords begins at 6:45 p.m. (the Concert Hall doors open 15 minutes prior), lasts 30 minutes, and is free and open to the public.