Intersecting Echoes from the New World

Maison symphonique March 2 and 3, 2022

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In his magnum opus, the Symphony “From the New World,” Dvořák combined elements of his individual melodic and rhythmic discourse with American folk music. One of these intersectional musical themes was also taken up by British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor in his Hiawatha Overture, a suspenseful work with Romantic inflections inspired by a poem by Henry Longfellow. British composer Hannah Kendall depicts the lives of Matchwomen in a factory with her piece The Spark Catchers, premiered in 2017. The spark to illuminate this intersecting program is the OSM’s first-time guest conductor from Quebec, Mélanie Léonard. 

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Hiawatha, Overture, op. 30
Hannah Kendall, The Spark Catchers
Dvořák, Symphony no. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World"


Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required
Masks must be worn at all times

Vaccine passport required

Please note that physical distancing protocols are in effect for this performance, which means that 1 seat will remain empty on each side of seated spectators, except for spectators from the same family bubble.

To attend the performance, ticketholders must comply with the usual health and safety measures, in addition to meeting the following two criteria:

  • All spectators aged 13 and up must show a vaccine passport, along with a proof of ID, at the entrance to the performance hall. A photo ID is required for people of ages 16 to 74.

  • All spectators aged 10 and up must wear a face covering at all times: when circulating and during the performance (masks are also strongly recommended for children of ages 2 to 9).

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