From Thursday, November 12th through Saturday, November 14th, the East will join hands with the West for a “New World” — Pacific Symphony’s concert combining one of classical music’s most “American” symphonies on a program with Chinese influences, plus a little German and Czech thrown in for good measure.
Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, subtitled “From the New World,” melds the rich folk melodies of America with classical techniques. It represents both the triumph and tragedy the Czech composer saw in American music when he visited. Surrounding this audience favorite is Bruch’s popular Violin Concerto No. 1, performed by internationally acclaimed Chinese violinist Dan Zhu—praised as “an artist of affecting humility and beautiful tone production” by The Strad magazine; plus, Chinese composer Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture—a work of joyous celebration—all led by Chinese-born guest conductor, En Shao, of whom The Mercury (United Kingdom) has said: “His direction is flawless and clearly magnetic.”
“New World,” (Nov 12th to 14th at 8pm)
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Tickets range from $25-$110
A preview talk with Alan Chapman begins at 7pm
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (714) 755-5799 or visitwww.PacificSymphony.org.