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Welcome to the New World

Associate Conductor/Presenter Vivian Ip



My Fatherland: The Moldau


Symphony No 9 in E minor, Op 95, “From the New World”

A heart-to-heart talk between Smetana and Dvořák – the giants of Czech music

on the occasion of Smetana’s 200th birthday celebration and Czech Year of Music

We remember Smetana and Dvořák as two of the best-known Czech composers today – probably because of Dvořák’s New World Symphony and Smetana’s My Fatherland. But we know much less of Dvořák and Smetana as we do other composers of the day. Today, through “live” conversations between the two composers, and possibly with the audience, we will be able to find out more about these men behind the music, especially of Dvořák, whose New World Symphony will be analysed as well as performed.

We let the composers introduce and speak for themselves about their lives and work… and let you into their world. “Which train did you take to come to this concert? I want to know the model number.” This could be how a typical conversation with Dvořák started, especially with his students. Now who would have guessed that Dvořák was a train fanatic!

Come and find out more about the composers and enjoy a concert with activities and information!

Post-concert activity
Create your own letterpress printed souvenir card !

Receive a complimentary souvenir card designed by HKS Artist Associate ditto ditto and explore the letterpress printing technique


Dates & Times:

17 August 2024 (Saturday)


HK Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HK Academy for Performing Arts

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$400, $250*


* Some seats may have restricted view


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Duration: Approximately 1 hr 30 mins with no intermission
Language: In English
Age Limit: 6 (Person below this age not admitted)
Programme Enquiries: 2836 3336 / info@hksinfonietta.org
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