The New World Symphony

Copland-K. Sunabacka-Dvořák

The vast expanses of America, the First Nations and African-American cultures and the ideal of equal opportunity impressed and inspired Dvořák when he lived in New York City in the late 1800s. Surprising rhythms, concise, recurring, attention-grabbing melodies and a certain clarity of voice have made the Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” a timeless classic. With its simple, optimistic music that embodies rural American values, in particular gratitude and freedom, the suite from the ballet Appalachian Spring leaps straight into Copland’s “Americana” style. Soloist Mélanie Harel premieres the English Horn Concerto by Métis-Canadian composer Karen Sunabacka, whose music is notable for its poetry and charm, under the baton of the charismatic Alondra de la Parra.

Alondra de la Parra

Mélanie Harel

10

October
7:30pm

Location

Maison symphonique de Montréal

11

October
8:00pm

Location

Pointe-Claire

12

October
8:00pm

Location

Ahuntsic–Cartierville (Première Église Évangélique Arménienne)

13

October
7:30pm

Location

Rosemont–La Petite-Patrie 

 
conductor

Alondra de la Parra

English Horn

Mélanie Harel

Works

COPLAND

Appalachian Spring, suite

K. SUNABACKA

English Horn Concerto (premiere)

DVOŘÁK

Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”