Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony

Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions



As Neil Armstrong took the iconic first steps on the moon, he brought along a recording of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” to accompany him on his own new world journey. Inspired by his time in America, Dvořák drew upon Native American melodies and African American spirituals. The program also features Dutilleux’ shimmering cello concerto Tout un monde lointain, inspired by the poetry of French poet Charles Baudelaire.

March 29 & 30, 2019 / 7:30 PM / Abravanel Hall | Directions

This performance is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual tickets go on sale June 19, 2018 at 10 AM.

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  • Thierry Fischer, conductor
  • Alban Gerhardt, cello


  • Rossini: Overture to William Tell
  • Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain (A Whole Distant World) for Cello and Orchestra
  • Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.