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Music Appreciation for All Ages
Antonín Dvořák's New World Sympony
- Date: 02/27/2019 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
- Location: Kirkendall Public Library
1210 NW Prairie Ridge Drive
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
The Symphony No. 9 in E minor, "From the New World", Op. 95, B. 178, popularly known as the New World Symphony, was composed by Antonín Dvořák in 1893 while he was the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America from 1892 to 1895. It is by far his most popular symphony, and one of the most popular of all symphonies. In older literature and recordings, this symphony was – as for its first publication – numbered as Symphony No. 5. Astronaut Neil Armstrong took a tape recording of the New World Symphony along during the Apollo 11 mission, the first Moon landing, in 1969. The symphony was completed in the building that now houses the Bily Clocks Museum.
This program is led by Joan Jamison, MME. Share Joan’s enthusiasm for great music and discover a different artist or genre of music each month. A short DVD will provide information and background. Major works will be presented and discussed.