The first concert of 2024 by the New Westminster Symphony will be an all-Dvorak performance. It will start with the stirring Carnival Overture; his most famous. Then follows a special performance of both the Humoresque in G-Flat major Op. 101 No. 7 and the Slavonic Dance in E minor Op. 72 No. 2 as arranged by Czech-born Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz so that Yo-Yo Ma (cello) and Itzhak Perlman (violin) could be featured together at the famous Dvorak in Prague: A Celebration concert of December 16, 1993 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his epic New World Symphony. The first half of the concert concludes with another of his well known dances, Slavonic Dance in G minor Op.46 No. 8. After a brief intermission the concert will conclude with one of the most popular of all symphonies, Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From The New World". Astronaut Neil Armstrong even took a tape recording of it with him during the Apollo 11 mission; the first Moon landing in 1969.
Our concerts have been made possible in part by grants from the Province of British Columbia and the City of New Westminster.