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HERBERT BLOMSTEDT’S APPEARANCE IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE BARBRO OSHER PRO SUECIA FOUNDATION.
THURSDAY MATINEE CONCERTS ARE ENDOWED BY A GIFT IN MEMORY OF RHODA GOLDMAN.
Antonín Dvořák’s Eighth Symphony recalls the Bohemian countryside with simplicity and nostalgia, bringing the listener on excursions through open fields and dense woods. Conductor Laureate Herbert Blomstedt opens this distinctly Bohemian program with the SF Symphony premiere of Jan Vaclav Voříšek’s Symphony in D major, a work deeply influenced by the soaring melodies and grand orchestral sounds of his Romantic musical heroes.
At A Glance
Antonín Dvořák's Symphony No. 8, written in 1889, is one of his sunniest symphonies, a contrast with the stormier Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7 (originally published as 1 and 2) that had brought him fame across Europe. The Eighth is filled with the sounds of the Bohemian countryside and its folk music.