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New World Symphony

General ticket sale begins August 10, 2023

In-Theatre Performance


In-Theatre Availability

Location Date and Time
Schuster Center June 7, 2024 7:30 pm
Schuster Center June 8, 2024 7:30 pm


Florence Price (orch. William Grant Still) Dances in the Canebrakes 

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

Various Composers Spirituals and Gospel Anthems

About the Program

DPAA honors Black Music Month by celebrating African American musical traditions. Florence Price, the first Black woman to receive national attention as a symphonic composer, blends Joplin-esque ballroom and ragtime idioms into her Dances. Dvořák’s New World Symphony embraces Black folk music, fusing it with the composer’s Bohemian heritage. On the second half of the program, a community choir joins the orchestra to recognize and recount the African American experience in song.

Featured Artists

Neal Gittleman, conductor

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

Community Choir