Classical Series

Greetings from Worlds Old & New: Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony

Hilbert Circle Theatre

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Series Sponsors

DeHaan Family Foundation

The Performance

The musical roots of North America are explored in this concert, as the ISO performs music by Jerod Tate, a classical composer and citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma. Based on Native American Indian lore, Tate’s Ghost of the White Deer describes the quest of a lovesick man searching for a white deer, which is sacred to the Chickasaw people. Acclaimed African-American composer Jessie Montgomery brings us a piano concerto co-commissioned by the ISO along with several orchestras throughout the United States, and the popular “New World Symphony” by Dvořák helped to validate American music and lore as a source of musical inspiration in the late 1890s when it debuted. 

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Artistic Leadership

Jaime Martín


Ivy Ringel
ISO Principal Bassoon
Awadagin Pratt

Program to Include

Ghost of the White Deer

Jerod Tate

Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra (ISO Co-Commission)

Jessie Montgomery

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95

Antonín Dvořák

Series Sponsors

DeHaan Family Foundation

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