New World Symphony featuring Lara Downes
New World Symphony

2024 Masterpiece Series

New World Symphony

American music stirs the soul in a way like none other. Performance Today® 2022 Classical Woman of the Year, pianist Lara Downes explores the depths of that profound connection to land, sea and spirit. Dvořák’s New World Symphony blends Bohemian fantasy with Midwestern and Southern melodies and charm.


Michael Christie, conductor

Hailstork | 3 Spirituals for Orchestra – “Every Time I Feel the Spirit, Kum Bab Yah, Oh Freedom”

Joplin/Buck | Four Rags for Piano and Orchestra

Blake/Arroyo | Love Will Find a Way

Dvořák | Symphony No. 9 in E minor, From the New World, Op. 95


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Program and artists are subject to change.


Lara Downes, piano
Michael Christie