Toledo SymphonyLab™

New Year, New World

We jump into the New Year with an all-American program, featuring Adolphus Hailstork's Three Spirituals for Orchestra and Samuel Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 (featuring soprano Janinah Burnett). Finishing off the program is Antonin Dvořák's "New World" Symphony, which was written while Dvořák was living and working in the United States. Multiple Grammy winner and guest conductor JoAnn Falletta (pictured) joins us for a lively discussion of these works, her personal friendship with "Dolph" Hailstork, and her remarkable career and musical journey. Oh, and there's even a classical guitar quiz (before she was a world famous conductor, JoAnn Falletta was a guitarist).  Photo: Cheryl Gorski

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