Coleridge-Taylor, Copland & Dvořák 9
Mar 23 - Mar 26, 2023
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Thomas Wilkins conducts three works featuring unique musical visions of America, capped with Dvořák’s majestic New World Symphony, which draws on African American and Native American source materials. Coleridge-Taylor’s ballet suite captures the spirit of Longfellow’s epic poem The Song of Hiawatha. CSO Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson performs Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, premiered by Benny Goodman, which features a rollicking blend of jazz and classical sounds.

Ticket holders are invited to a free preconcert conversation featuring John Novak in Orchestra Hall 75 minutes before the performance. The conversation will last approximately 30 minutes. No additional tickets required.

  • Venue
    Symphony Center
  • Price Range
  • Length
    1 hour 50 minutes
  • Preconcert Conversation
    with John Novak
Thursday, March 23, 2023
7:30 PM
Saturday, March 25, 2023
8:00 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2023
3:00 PM

Hiawatha Suite


Clarinet Concerto


Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)


The appearance of Thomas Wilkins is made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Fund for Artistic Excellence.

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