Hear The Music: Czech Hits
Hear the music before the concert! Listen to the playlist for the Signature Series concert Czech Hits, featuring Dvořák's Symphony No. 8.
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
TorQ Percussion Quartet
Smetana: The Moldau, from Ma vlast
Smetana: Sárka, from Ma vlast
Bob Becker: Music On The Moon
Dinuk Wijeratne: Invisible Cities
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major
Conductor Carlos Izcaray returns to lead the KWS in this unique program that combines traditional and intriguing works, featuring TorQ, Canada’s premier percussion ensemble. The concert starts and ends with well-loved works from the most famous Czech composers. In contrast to his other symphonies of the period, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 is cheerful and optimistic, and draws its inspiration from the Bohemian folk music that Dvořák loved.
Learn more about the composers and the music with the free pre-concert talk at 7 pm.
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