December 02, 2012
All event times are Eastern Time Zone unless otherwise specified.
Wrestling at Indiana Little State: Indianapolis, IN, 9:00AM
Chamber Orchestra Concert: Fine Arts Center Salter Concert Hall, 7:30PM
The Wabash College Chamber Orchestra, a College and community performing organization, inaugurates its 2012-2013 concert season with a program of musical superlatives, including Mozart’s Overture to Don Giovanni and Dvorak’s Symphony #9 “From the New World.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the world's most illustrious musical prodigy, takes on Don Juan, the world's most infamous lover, in what some say is his greatest opera, the immortal masterpiece Don Giovanni. The overture to Don Giovanni distills all of the dark drama and splendor of the opera, and has been a pillar in the classical musical repertoire since its composition.
Antonín Dvorak, the greatest Czech composer, is unquestionably best known for his “New World” Symphony. Once his international reputation had been secured, Dvorak was invited to come to the United States by the Juilliard School, hoping that he would put his European imprimatur on America's nascent classical music. Instead, Dvo?ák delivered the unwelcome message that America should not look to the Old Country for approval. Rather, it had only to look to its own native music to find inspiration, originality, and meaning: folk songs, music of recently emancipated slaves, and the rhythms and scales of displaced Sioux, Cheyenne, and Blackfeet. He spent much of his time in the town of Spillville, in eastern Iowa, where the name Dvorak still survives from the early Czech settlers. Inspired by the composer’s brief but memorable sojourn in the United States, the “New World” Symphony embodies all that this perceptive and appreciative guest deemed uniquely wonderful about the young republic: Negro spirituals, minstrel tunes, melodies and rhythms of the Plains Indians, a remarkable musical rendering of a train pounding down the track, as well as the sounds and music of America’s meadows, streams, and woodlands. It remains one of the most beloved symphonies in the entire body of western music.
AMC Classic Cinema 8 Show Schedule: 205 Dry Branch Drive