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The American Rhapsody

  • 1 N. 1st St. Ste. 200 308 N 2nd Ave Phoenix, AZ
  • Hosted by: The Phoenix Symphony
  • Date: April 22, 2022 to April 24, 2022
  • Recurring daily

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR: Novelette, Op. 52, No. 1, A Major
COLERIDGE-TAYLOR/DWORKIN: The American Rhapsody: Symphonic Variations on an African Air
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"

Tito Muñozconductor
Aaron Dworkinspoken word

The centerpiece of this exciting program, The American Rhapsody, is a multi-layered tribute to the courage, freedom and commitment of George Washington. The first President’s words are brought to life though his speeches and writings as spoken by MacArthur Fellow Aaron Dworkin and set to the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. The program opens with Coleridge-Taylor’s Novelette, a sprightly waltz inspired by Robert Schumann, and closes with one of the world’s most popular symphonies, Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”, which was heavily influenced by African-American and Native-American music.

The Phoenix Symphony

1 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ
Downtown Phoenix
The Phoenix Symphony has been proudly serving the citizens of the Phoenix metropolitan area and Arizona since 1947. The Phoenix Symphony presents an annual season from September through the beginning…