Saturday 7th April
Concert Series #1
Dvorak's New World Symphony
Long-time friend of the orchestra Sarah Clark again lends her beautiful voice to perform Puccini's delightful "Mi Chiamono Mimi", while the NBO performs Dvořák's iconic 9th symphony - perhaps better known as the New World Symphony.
Composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America the symphony is arguable one of the most famous and recognisable of all time. At a time when Dvořák's works were being played in no more than ten countries, it reached the rest of the musical world nearly overnight, and remains an icon of the classical repertoire. Such is its standing as an exemplary work of human creativity, a tape recording of it was taken along by Neil Armstrong on the 1969 Moon landing.