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Dvořák's Serenade


November 5, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
– November 8, 2020, 11:00 PM ET


Please note: Digital Stage concerts begin with a
performance premiere, followed by on-demand
access for 72 hours.

Performance Details

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Erina Yashima Conductor


Walker Lyric for Strings
Dvořák Serenade for Strings

Composer George Walker, the first African-American graduate from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, began writing the lush harmonies and intense solo passages of Lyric for Strings in memory of his grandmother following her death. Assistant Conductor Erina Yashima leads one of Walker’s early and most enduring compositions. Lyric demonstrates the range of sounds achievable by a string orchestra. A celebration of melody, Dvořák’s Serenade for Strings was composed in just 12 days. The five movements of the piece showcase the depth and richness of Dvořák’s early work.

Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for 72 hours.

Digital Stage FAQ

Digital Stage


Lead support for the Digital Stage is provided by:

Elaine W. Camarda and A. Morris Williams, Jr.
The CHG Charitable Trust
The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation
Innisfree Foundation
Gretchen and M. Roy Jackson
Neal W. Krouse
John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick
Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley
Ralph W. Muller and Beth B. Johnston
William Penn Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Shaw
Waterman Trust
Constance and Sankey Williams
Wyncote Foundation