DM Symphony - MW 5: ELLIS ISLAND / THE NEW WORLD
Experience Dvorak’s masterful Ninth Symphony in a concert celebrating the journey to the New World. First, our nation’s immigrant heritage is brought to vivid life in Ellis Island: The Dream of America, an ambitious new work which blends theatre, narration, historical images, and music to portray immigrants in search of the American dream. Next, celebrated pianist Anne-Marie McDermott plays Gershwin’s uniquely American, jazz-infused Concerto in F. Finally, Dvorak’s famed “New World” Symphony features the evocative sounds of his own American journey.
“It was really amazing to get to perform on the Civic Center stage, to see what the professional touring shows see when they perform.”
- Brittney, Waukee High School