All-Star Orchestra: “The New World and Its Music”

This special 4th of July holiday programming features a special introduction to the App Summer audience by conductor Gerard Schwarz, who will appear with the Eastern Festival Orchestra as part of An Appalachian Summer Festival’s 2021 season.

All-Star Orchestra program:

  • Antonin Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”
  • Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Avanti!

Inspired by American dreams and legends, Dvořák created some of his greatest works while living in the United States, above all the “New World” Symphony. This program illuminates the multiple stories and influences – Native American, African-American and Czech – that Dvořák transformed in his most beloved work. Ellen Taaffe Zwilich’s Avanti! offers a contemporary interpretation of the American archetype of “moving on.”

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Following its scheduled broadcast, this event will be available to view for the duration of the festival. You may access it here or on our YouTube channel.