For the first time in more than a century, Antonin Dvořák’s original manuscript for Symphony No. 9, “From the New World,” returned to the United States for a special one-day display at the Library of Congress. Dvořák scholar Michael Beckerman speaks on the role of African-American sources in the composer’s conception of an American music. Eva Velická joins him for a discussion on “Manuscripts as Storytellers.”

Michael Beckerman is Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at New York University.

Eva Velická is director of the the Dvorak Museum in Prague.

To A New World

The Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra will perform Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM. Learn more >>>

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