New World

2021-22 Season: Classical Series

Appell Center for the Performing Arts


Saturday, February 19, 2022, 7:30pm EST


2 Hours


Dvorak created his New World symphony to honor America’s musical roots in black spirituals and to challenge popular styles of that era. Premiered in 1943, Duke Ellington orchestrated his Black, Brown & Beige Suite in honor of African American history in 3 movements: slavery, emancipation, and contemporary history. Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra Billy Ray Hunter Jr. performs the popular showpiece, Alexander Arutiunian’s Trumpet Concerto.

Duke Ellington – Black, Brown & Beige Suite
Alexander Arutiunian – Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Antonín Dvorák – Symphony No. 9 “New World”
Lawrence Golan

Lawrence Golan is in high demand across the United States and internationally.
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Billy Ray Hunter Jr.

Principal Trumpet of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
A native of Austin, Texas, Billy Hunter is currently Principal Trumpet with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago.
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