Dvořák’s New World Symphony


Led by Austrian conductor Markus Poschner, Dvořák’s most-beloved symphony, the Ninth, beguiles you with cascades of hummable tunes, bold horn calls and suggestions of African- and Native American melodies he heard during his American sojourn. But always within earshot is an expression of homesickness for his native Bohemia. Making his DSO debut, Charles Yang, member of the wildly popular string ensemble Time for Three, performs Kris Bowers’s For a Younger Self. This Concerto meant “finding a way to maintain balance and inner peace in this chaotic and troubling world,” the Emmy Award-winning composer says. Best known for his film scores The Green Book, Bridgerton, and King Richard), For My Younger Self is the genre-bending Black composer’s first concert work for orchestra.