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MannesSounds Festival at Bohemian National Hall

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street, New York, New York

Since 1999, Mannes School of Music has presented a yearlong music festival every year. Each festival includes more than 20 events performed by the school's gifted young student artists, distinguished faculty members, and renowned guests, at prestigious New York City concert venues and cultural institutions. The festivals are an outstanding component of the total Mannes program.

During his years in America (1892-1895) as the Director on the National Conservatory in America, Antonin Dvorak was a major force in developing the American school of composers. His students became influential composers who would become the teachers of such legends as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington.
America also provided strong artistic inspiration for Dvorak. Among the works he composed during his stay in New York, are the emblematic New World Symphony and the American String Quartet.
Mannes Sounds Festival is proud to honor Dvorak and his American students with a concert at the Bohemian National Hall.

It will feature instrumental and vocal compositions by Dvorak's students: Henry Thacker Burleigh, Rubin Goldmark and Will Marion Cook.  The concert will open with a selection from the Slavonic Dances by Dvorak and will close with his American String Quartet.

"Dvorak's New World and His American Students"

Antonin Dvorak: Two Slavonic Dances for piano
Henry Thacker Burleigh: “Deep River”, “Wade in Waters” and “Hard Trials”
Rubin Goldmark: Selections from the Forest Scenes for piano, op. 12
Rubin Goldmark: Selections from Four Compositions for violin and piano​​​​​​​
Will Marion Cook: "My Lady", “Swing Along” and "Rain Song"
Antonin Dvorak: String Quartet, op. 96 “American”

Sponsored by The New School's Mannes School of Music.

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Event Type

Music Performances

Audience

General Public

School

Mannes School of Music, College of Performing Arts

Theme

Performing Arts

Topic

Music, Classical Music

Cost

Free concert, please RSVP online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dvoraks-new-world-and-his-american-students-tickets-38002342028

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