Dvořák's New World Symphony


Friday, November 22 | 7:30PM
Belk Theater, 130 N Tryon St.
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Saturday, November 23 | 7:30PM
Belk Theater, 130 N Tryon St.
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A love letter to America...

  • Dvořák's fiery masterpiece, Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," blends the music of his Bohemian roots with tuneful impressions of a fascinating new world full of new sounds.
  • Schumann's stormy Overture to Manfred was inspired by a work by Lord Byron.
  • Venezuelan-American conductor Ilyich Rivas makes his Charlotte debut.
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Ilyich Rivas, conductor

SCHUMANN Overture to Manfred
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Haydn

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9 "From the New World"



Meet the conductor

Venezuelan-born American conductor Ilyich Rivas made his professional debut at the age of 16 in front of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and has subsequently made successful debuts with a number of important orchestras in Europe and the US, including the London Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Gothenburg Symphony, Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hanover, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orquesta Sinfonica de Castilla y Leon and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia.