From the New World
Live Performances have already occurred: March 13, 2021 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm
King Center, Melbourne
Delayed Stream: Starting March 20 at 7:00 pm (scroll down to purchase virtual tickets)
Christopher Confessore, Music Director | Sirena Huang, violin
Concert Sponsor: Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc. | Matinee Series Sponsor: Kevin Smith, Blue Ocean Planning, Ameriprise
This concert took place live at the King Center in Melbourne on March 13, 2021 at 2 pm & 7:30 pm.
Additionally, it is being offered as a delayed stream for those who may not be comfortable attending in person.
IVES Variations on America
BRUCH Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World”
Antonin Dvořák was Director of the National Conservatory of Music in New York City from 1892-1895. While there, he explored African American and Native American music. In 1893, the New York Philharmonic commissioned a symphony from him, resulting in “From the New World.” It was considered a triumph and, once published, quickly became known world-wide. Max Bruch wrote three violin concertos, but only the first is considered to be standard in the violin repertoire. Charles Ives wrote his Variations on America when he was just 17 years old. Originally for organ (he was employed as an organist at the time), it was written for the 1892 Brewster, NY July 4 celebration. Ives said at the time that playing it was “almost as much fun as playing baseball.” The work was orchestrated by American composer William Schuman in 1962.
Read about Sirena Huang.
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