Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 PM
Sunday February 5 at 2:00 PM
New World Center
From a Creole lullaby to a violin sonata inspired by the Blues and ragtime, hear from the Jazz Age composers who went on to shape the music we love today. Join us this weekend to kick off the I Dream a World: The Harlem Renaissance in Europe festival.
Take a deep dive into the music that inspired, or was inspired by, the Jazz Age. Conductor William Eddins, one of NWS’s very first Piano Fellows, returns to NWS to lead Fellows in music by Scott Joplin, Maurice Ravel and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. These concerts will be hosted by Festival curator, Dr. Tammy Kernodle and feature soprano Louise Toppin.
Tickets are available in-person at New World Center and online as a pay-what-you-wish live stream event with access for 72 hours after the concert.
Don’t miss out; get your tickets today!
Pre-Concert Chat: Join us on Saturday, February 4 at 6:15 PM for a discussion on African American perspectives on Europe during the Renaissance era hosted by Shawn Anthony Christian, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English, Florida International University and Nathaniel Cadle, Associate Professor of English at Florida International University, joined by NWS Fellows. Please note: This pre-concert chat is exclusive to in-person ticketholders. Seating is limited. There will not be a pre-concert chat on Sunday, February 5.
This year’s I Dream a World festival takes us on a tour through interwar Europe to meet the Black musicians who transformed art and culture on both sides of the Atlantic. Over the course of two weeks, join New World Symphony for a closer look at the pivotal moment in music that went on to shape early jazz and inspire composers like Ravel and Stravinsky.