Music Unwound: Dvořák in America at LV Philharmonic


Continuing their celebratory 20th Anniversary Season, the Las Vegas Philharmonic will present Music Unwound: Dvořák in America.


The program explores Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and his time spent in New York in the late 1800s while directing the National Conservatory of Music of America. The concert represents the second year of the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s participation in Music Unwound, a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)-funded consortium of orchestras and universities dedicated to curating America’s musical past. Music Unwound was conceived and is curated by author and music scholar, Joseph Horowitz.


Saturday, April 6, 2019

6:30pm Pre-Concert Recital 7:30pm Concert


The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89106


Lobby doors open at 6:00 pm and patrons are invited to attend the pre-concert recital, “Harry Burleigh and Dvořák,” hosted by Kevin Deas and Joseph Horowitz beginning at 6:30 pm.


The robust evening of music includes Dvořák’s Scherzo Capriccioso, Opus 66 and Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Opus 95 “From the New World.” Following the Dvořák selections, the orchestra will perform the final two movements from The Hiawatha Melodrama, which combines text by Longfellow with music by Dvořák and will be accompanied by a visual presentation and narration by internationally renowned vocalist Kevin Deas.

This concert will be the pinnacle of a week-long series of recitals, discussions and performances in collaboration with University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Throughout the week of events, both the Las Vegas Philharmonic and the UNLV orchestra will present concerts with scripted and visual accompaniment. The full schedule of events can be found at: http://www.musicunwoundvegas.com/.


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