Pre-concert conversation at 6:30pm in Reynolds Hall
DONATO CABRERA, conductor
KEVIN DEAS, bass-baritone
JOSEPH HOROWITZ, producer
DVOŘÁK Scherzo Capriccioso, Opus 66
HOROWITZ and BECKERMAN The Hiawatha Melodrama (after Dvořák)
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Opus 95 “From the New World” *2003, 2012
*Indicates previous performance dates
THIS PERFORMANCE MARKS OUR 150TH AS YOUR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The second year of “Music Unwound,” funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities, explores Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and his time spent in New York in the late 1800s while directing the National Conservatory of Music of America.
Dvořák absorbed the music of African Americans and Native Americans, and the spirit of their music pervades his Symphony No. 9, the “New World” Symphony.
This performance will be the culmination of a week-long series of events in conjunction with UNLV. For more information, please visit www.musicunwoundvegas.com.
Kevin Deas has gained international renown as one of America’s leading bass-baritones. He is perhaps most acclaimed for his signature portrayal of the title role in Porgy and Bess, having performed it with many illustrious orchestras in North America.
Listen to Donato’s Spotify Playlist: https://tinyurl.com/lvphilapril6