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“Charles Ives was our first great American composer. All alone in his Connecticut barn, Ives created his own private musical revolution,” Leonard Bernstein said. In a concentrated period, Dudamel presents all four symphonies by the American trailblazer, in league with Antonín Dvořák’s masterful final three symphonies. Both composers thrived on building their creations from the vernacular music of their countries. For Ives, that meant the patriotic songs, marches, and hymns he remembered from his youth in New England. For Dvořák, it was the modes, harmonies, and rhythms of his beloved Czech folk music.

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Dvořák 7 & Ives 1

Dudamel launches his unexpected pairing of composers who drew on vernacular music.

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Dvořák 8 & Ives 2

Dudamel lays out the greatness of these masters of music of the people.

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Dvořák 9 & Ives 3

Dudamel shows us two musical views of America through this unexpected pairing.

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Dvořák 9 & Ives 4

Dudamel’s inspired look at two composers who viewed America in their own ways reaches its climax.

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Myth of the New World

Dvořák & Ives Festival Event

Multimedia presentation viewing the new world through the eyes of myth

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Myth of the New World

Dvořák & Ives Festival Event

Multimedia presentation viewing the new world through the eyes of myth

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Intimate Dvořák & Ives

Chamber music by two different composers inspired by America.

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