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Charleston And The New World

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra performs Dvořák’s New World Symphony , April 17th and 18th at Charleston Gaillard Center. Among the most popular symphonies of all time, the work debuted to “thunderous applause” at Carnegie Hall in 1893, with immediate encores around the world. Dvořák wrote this masterpiece after studying Native American and African American spirituals in the United States, and became heavily involved in promoting the success of African American musicians and composers. He fervently believed that the future of American composition lay in the roots of spirituals and folk music, saying, “They are the folk songs of America and your composers must turn to them.”