New Worlds

Dvorák in search of America


Schedule of Events

Friday, Nov. 12

McCullough Theatre, 7-7:40pm

The UT Chamber Singers, conducted by James Morrow, perform Harry Burleigh's "Deep River," Dvorák/Fisher's "Goin' Home," and Arthur Farwell's

Pawnee Horses; actor Lucien Douglas presents the "Hiawatha Melodrama," a narration of parts of Longfellow's poem set to Dvorák's music.

Friday and Saturday,

Nov. 12-13

Bass Concert Hall, 8pm

Peter Bay conducts the Austin Symphony Orchestra with guest pianist Benjamin Pasternack in performances of Dvorák's

Suite in A major, Op. 98b, "American," and Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World" and Busoni's Indian Fantasy, Op. 44.

Friday, Nov. 19

School of Music Recital Studio, MRH 2.608, 9am-5pm

Full-day conference: Dvorák and the Search for America

9am: Joseph Horowitz on Dvorák and America

9:40am: H.W. Brands on Theodore Roosevelt and the emerging myth of the West

10am: Tim Barringer on Dvorák and American landscape painting

10:30am: Response: Richard Crawford, Gunther Schuller, Joseph Horowitz

1:30pm: Gregory Allen plays piano music by Arthur Farwell and Béla Bartók

1:45pm: Michael Pisani on Arthur Farwell and Béla Bartók as parallel pioneers

2:15pm: Response: Elliot Antokoletz, Erika Bsumek

3:15pm: Karl Miller on Dvorák and American popular song

3:45pm: Response: Shirley Thompson

4pm: Lorenzo Candelaria on Dvorák, Austin, and the All-American concert movement

4:30pm: Response: Richard Crawford

Bates Recital Hall, 8pm

Dvorák and the American West

A recital featuring performances of Dvorák's

Two Bagatelles, American String Quartet, Sonatina for Violin and Piano, and American String Quintet by the Miró String Quartet, violist Roger Myers, violinist Brian Lewis, pianist Rick Rowley, and actor Lucien Douglas with commentary by Gunther Schuller, Joseph Horowitz, and the artists.

For more information, call 232-7336.

Monday, Nov. 22

Bates Recital Hall, 8pm

The UT Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gunther Schuller, performs Dvorák's

Cello Concerto in B minor with Bion Tsang on cello, George Chadwick's Jubilee, and Frederick Delius' Appalachia – Variations on an Old Slave Song With Final Chorus with the UT Chamber Singers, conducted by James Morrow.

For more information call 471-1444.

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