Dvořák's "New World"
Holland Center - Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21
Dvořák’s fiery “New World” Symphony meets Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian’s brand new composition dedicated to the 150th Anniversary of the Golden Spike and the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tian’s work (“Stunning.” – The Cincinnati Enquirer) and Dvorak’s familiar masterpiece celebrate the excitement of the unknown in our Season Opener.
Join us for a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m. that will guide you step-by-step through the evening’s program.
In the video below, hear Transcend composer Zhou Tian's experience while researching the railroad, and how a conversation at the Union Pacific Railroad Museum in Council Bluffs, Iowa inspired the final movement in the piece, "D-O-N-E."