Dvořák’s « New World Symphony » at the Saigon Opera House this week

Sometimes it takes an outsider to see a culture clearly. The new world Symphony was the first works that Dvořák completed in his two-and-a-half year stay in the US where he was brought over by a wealthy patron of the arts at that time, to set up a music conservatory. There Dvořák’s American sojourn was short but productive, and he wrote the piece that widely became regarded as his signature work the four-movement Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, better known as the New World Symphony revealing his admiration for the African American spiritual and the plantation songs of the American South. Like Beethoven, Schubert, Bruckner and Mahler, the composer’s ninth work was also his last.





The second part of the program introduces the work of the American musician Leroy Anderson, named one of the greatest composers of the symphony orchestra. For this special evening, the Piano Concerto by Leroy Anderson will be performed by pianist Nguyen Thuy Yen and the HBSO Symphony Orchestra. Nguyen Thuy Yen is a member of the jury of the International Talent Contest for Steinway Young Piano 2012 and is the Deputy Head of Piano Department at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music.

The program will be performed at 8pm on March 9 2019 at Saigon Opera House, 07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1,HCMC

Admissions: 650.000 – 500.000 – 400.000 – 200.000 – 80.000 VNĐ (Student IDs)




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