Concert Paper

Concert Paper - Colby Brown 830-05-7117 EMUS 1832 11/17/06...

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Colby Brown 830-05-7117 EMUS 1832 11/17/06 Concert Paper On Friday November 3, 2006 I had the privilege of attending an amazing performance of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Opus 95 “From The New World.” The piece was performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at the Boettcher Concert Hall under the direction of conductor Jeffery Kahane. The name of the performance was A Look Into Dvorak’s New World and it is from the late romantic period. When we arrived at the concert hall I had not realized that we were going to receive a complete understanding of this symphony. When Kahane first came he played on solo, improvised version of Swing Low Sweet Chariot , and that was amazing For the first 40 minutes or so Jeffery Kahane came out and talked about Dvorak the man and also what inspired the writing of this symphony. Kahane would talk about specific parts in the symphony and then the orchestra would play an example. In 1892 Dvorak came to America to direct New York’s National Conservatory of Music and to try to instill some
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