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  • Winter Festival

    • Times: Starting: 3:00 PM
    • From: January 26, 2018 to January 26, 2018
    • Location: New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC)
    • Address: 1 Center Street, Victoria Theater, Newark, NJ 07102

    America, Inspiring: Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony America has always been a place of monumental inspiration, feeding the ideals of people from all over the world. This season’s Winter Festival celebrated artist who found creative inventiveness within this great nation, featuring works from Britten, Ravel, Korngold and more. The Festival closes with the treasured symphony that embodies America’s embrace of creativity, Dvořák’s “New World.” Xian Zhang conductor Chloe Hanslip violin New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Come hear the piece that embodies and inspired the Winter Festival: Dvořák’s Ninth. Chloë Hanslip, praised by BBC Music Magazine for her “panache, poise and laser-like accuracy,” will shine in Austrian emigré Korngold’s resplendent violin concerto. Britten Simple Symphony Nimble and exuberant, this piece draws on music the British master wrote as a student. Krongold Violin Concerto Technically demanding, yet warm and richly expressive. Korngold conquered Hollywood with film music in this vein, a precursor to the scores of John Williams. Dvorak Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” Written during his time in the United States, Dvořák’s glorious magnum opus was inspired by Native American melodies and African-American spirituals.