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Vänskä Conducts New World Symphony

About this Concert:

Dvořák's Ninth and Copland’s moving Lincoln Portrait inspire a love of home and a call to our deepest American ideals.

COPLAND
Lincoln Portrait

BRUCH
Violin Concerto No. 1

Dvořák
Symphony No. 9, From the New World

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More Details:

  • Dvořák wrote his Ninth while visiting America; his influences were the wide expanse of the Midwest prairie, and the songs of Native and African Americans.
  • Dvořák visited Minnehaha Falls on his American travels, jotting down a tune that came to him on his shirt cuff because he had no paper.
  • Neil Armstrong took a recording of Dvořák’s Ninth on the 1969 Apollo 11 moon-landing mission.
  • Copland’s Lincoln Portrait contains moving excerpts of our 16th president’s Gettysburg Address.
  • Walter Cronkite, Julius Erving (“Dr. J.”), Tom Hanks, and James Taylor have all done the honors as narrator in Lincoln Portrait.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
http://www.minnesotaorchestra.org
Classical

Vänskä Conducts New World Symphony

Tickets

-35593365798

1478307600

-35561224998

Fri Nov 4 2016 8pm

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Sunset over Pricopan Chain, Macin Mountains | Photo © Tiberiu Sahlean

Sunset over Pricopan Chain, Macin Mountains | Photo © Tiberiu Sahlean

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About this Concert:

Dvořák's Ninth and Copland’s moving Lincoln Portrait inspire a love of home and a call to our deepest American ideals.

COPLAND
Lincoln Portrait

BRUCH
Violin Concerto No. 1

Dvořák
Symphony No. 9, From the New World

Read program notes

More Details:

  • Dvořák wrote his Ninth while visiting America; his influences were the wide expanse of the Midwest prairie, and the songs of Native and African Americans.
  • Dvořák visited Minnehaha Falls on his American travels, jotting down a tune that came to him on his shirt cuff because he had no paper.
  • Neil Armstrong took a recording of Dvořák’s Ninth on the 1969 Apollo 11 moon-landing mission.
  • Copland’s Lincoln Portrait contains moving excerpts of our 16th president’s Gettysburg Address.
  • Walter Cronkite, Julius Erving (“Dr. J.”), Tom Hanks, and James Taylor have all done the honors as narrator in Lincoln Portrait.
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When: 7:15-7:45pm
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When: 6:45-7:15pm
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