BSO: New World Symphony With Heyward

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents:

New World Symphony With Heyward




Sat, Sep 30, 2023 | 8pm

BSO Jean Yves Thibaudet

The Music Center at Strathmore

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Please note this event is not presented by Strathmore and tickets are exempt from Strathmore’s refund/exchange policy.

Jonathon Heyward celebrates his arrival as Music Director with vibrant studies of the United States, culminating with Dvořák’s epic Ninth Symphony (“From the New World”) that draws on spirituals and indigenous melodies. Gershwin’s feisty concerto brings the excitement of the Jazz Age into the concert hall, featuring the “brilliant and stylish pianist” Jean-Yves Thibaudet whose interpretation is “alive with incisive rhythms, Ravelian colorings, telling intricacy, and refreshingly cool restraint.” (The New York Times) Baltimore’s own James Lee III taps into Black and Native traditions in his evocative answer to Dvořák’s American vision.

Jonathon Heyward, conductor 
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano 

JAMES LEE III Amer’ican 
GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F 
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”