Dvořák’s cheerful and upbeat Symphony No. 8 will leave you smiling and humming the folklike tunes that are a tribute to his beloved Bohemia. From Shostakovich’s musical signature to energetic folk melodies, his Cello Concerto No. 1 is a tour de force for the instrument. Carlos Simon’s The Block is inspired by paintings of buildings along a street in Harlem. It explores musical textures that evoke the rich energy and joyous sceneries of a hotbed of African American culture.
Program to include:
Carlos Simon The Block
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1
Dvořák Symphony No. 8
Program subject to change.