Performance Today

with host Fred Child

Expecting, and Getting, Great Things

In the fall of 1892, Antonin Dvorak arrived in America to teach. He wrote home, "The Americans expect great things of me. I am to show them to the Promised Land, the realm of a new, independent art...a national style of music!" Americans got great things from Dvorak, including his New World symphony. The Cleveland orchestra and conductor Franz Welser-Most perform it today, from their winter residency in Miami.