Dvořák's New World Symphony


Sibelius Finlandia
Grieg Piano Concerto
Dvořák Symphony No.9 From the New World

Benjamin Northey conductor
Daniel de Borah piano

‘I am playing all the right notes. But not necessarily in the right order.’ This immortal riposte came from English comedian Eric Morecambe to conductor André Previn during Eric’s abortive attempts at the Grieg Piano Concerto. No such worries here: young Australian virtuoso Daniel de Borah has all the notes, and in the right order. MSO Associate Conductor Benjamin Northey, let alone Edvard Grieg, can rest easy. The opening concert in the MSO’s Town Hall Series also features Finlandia, Sibelius’ stirring hymn to Finnish nationalism. The popularity of Dvořák’s Symphony No.9 From the New World, is indeed universal: one may say out of this world. When astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the moon, he played a recording of the New World symphony.

Pre-Concert Recital
Friday 4 March at 6:30pm
Ticket-holders are invited to attend a free pre-concert recital by Dr Calvin Bowman, on the Melbourne Town Hall grand organ.

Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20 minute interval

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