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September 23, 2023 7:30PM • Dunedin Town Hall

Dunedin Symphony Orchestra | Dvořák’s New World


Anthony Ritchie Symphony No.6 (world première)
Dvořák Symphony No.9, 'From The New World'

Dvořák’s ninth symphony, From the New World, is one of the most internationally popular symphonies. It is best-known for its exquisite, yearning Largo second movement theme, and its powerful, exhilarating finale. Like his other works, this symphony is packed with captivating melodies and imbued with elements of national folk music.

A new major work by acclaimed Dunedin-based composer Anthony Ritchie is always an eagerly anticipated event. His Symphony No.6 was begun during the lockdown in New Zealand March-April 2020 and was informed by the crisis enveloping the country and the world. However, the work is also inspired by personal experiences, beginning in 2019 and book-ended by the composer’s illness in 2021, as well as being unified by a recurring love theme.

London-based conductor Simon Over returns to conduct the DSO after a three-year Covid-enforced absence. He is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of London’s Southbank Sinfonia, and he conducts in the UK, Italy and Asia.

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September 23, 2023 7:30PM


Dunedin Town Hall