November 16, 7PM
Season Opener: Dvořák 8

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Maestro Andrew Kurtz leads the Gulf Coast Symphony in a program that recreates our first ever concert,  featuring Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major.  Celebrated for its cheerful and optimistic vision, this symphony was composed on the occasion of Dvořák’s admission to Prague Academy, a distinction of great achievement.  Program includes Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino Overture and Ravel’s Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte.

Antonín Dvořák

Antonín Dvořák (born September 8, 1841, Nelahozeves, Bohemia, Austrian Empire [now in Czech Republic]—died May 1, 1904, Prague), first Bohemian composer to achieve worldwide recognition, noted for turning folk material into 19th-century Romantic music.

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