Antonín Dvořák’s New World Symphony:
In Search of an American Voice
Antonín Dvořák’s Ninth Symphony, From the New World, premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 1893, reflects his experiences during a three-year stay in America. A master composer from Central Europe, Dvořák embraced the music of African-Americans and Native Americans as the basis of America’s own musical language. Discover the folk roots of this ever-popular work, and create your own musical journey using Dvořák’s themes!