- $39 for one ticket to see Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra presents Dvořák: New World (up to $84.70 value)
- Where: Centennial Concert Hall
- Seating: orchestra section 2
- Ticket values include all fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
Dates and Times
- Friday, September 26, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, September 27, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
- Copland—Canticle of Freedom: Copland, along with many other artists, was accused of subversion and communism during the political witch hunts of the 1940s and ’50s. Yet despite his brushes with the nasty side of democracy, the celebrated American composer stayed true to its principles and ideals. His Canticle of Freedom, written for orchestra and chorus, even ends with a rousing finale and the declaration that “Freedom is a noble thing!”
- Gershwin—Concerto in F, for Piano and Orchestra: Young Gershwin created this wholly original work by combining the traditional structure and mood of a Russian concerto with his own affinity for blues, jazz, and ragtime. Fitting then, that Russian native Natasha Paremski should sit at the piano for the piece. As she plays into the second movement, the audience might be reminded of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9.
- Dvořák—Symphony No. 9 in E minor: One of the most enduring examples of a Romantic symphony, this piece is often called the New World Symphony since Dvořák found inspiration for it while directing the National Conservatory of Music of America. With French, Scottish, German, Chinese, and Czech themes, the piece acts as a sonic melting pot, embodying the American traditions of cultural blend and forgetting to include the Swiss.
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
As early as 1880, the prairies of Winnipeg were filled with music. Orchestras, both amateur and semi-professional, unleashed their cultural impact on the city, with nearly 30 formed between the late 19th century and 1947. But they weren’t content with their small scale, and in 1944, at least 20 smaller organizations joined forces to form the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, sharing talent, passion, and answers for their conductors pop quizzes. Within a decade, the CBC began broadcasting WSO concerts, and by 1990, the orchestra had more than 10,000 subscribers.