It’s Your Turn! Join the New York Philharmonic in Community Performances of “Goin’ Home” from Dvořák’s New World Symphony During the Concerts in the Parks
To mark the finale of The New World Initiative, the Philharmonic is inviting audiences attending the 2017 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks to join them in community performances of “Goin’ Home” from the Largo movement of Dvořák’s New World Symphony, before the annual free outdoor concerts in the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn, June 13–16, 2017.
Bring any instrument (voice included) to the parks to join in the performances, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, before the Orchestra performs the full symphony. Participation by novices and professionals alike is encouraged.
The music will be taught to the crowd in the parks, but you can come prepared! Download the choral arrangement here, or click on your preferred instrument below to view your part in the Philharmonic’s Digital Archives. The “Goin’ Home” theme will be played from the first 18 measures of the symphony.
Practice along with the New York Philharmonic with this audio clip from this season’s Opening Gala Concert
Or learn how to sing your part in this video
New World Composition Challenge
The votes are in! Eleven winners have been chosen for the New World Composition Challenge. As part of The New World Initiative, the Composition Challenge invited New York City—based composers to create works that contained or referenced themes from Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World.
It’s not too late to get involved!
The NWI seeks to include all New York–based musicians who are willing to participate and help us celebrate the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary and the city we call home. Students both public and private, amateurs and professionals, soloists and groups exceeding 200 members performing music in any genre, from orchestral to reggae to jazz and more — all are welcome. Those who join have free access to the Opening Gala Concert dress rehearsal and Open Rehearsals throughout the 2016–17 season; arrangements, scores, and sheet music bowed by Philharmonic musicians; a traveling exhibit from the New York Philharmonic Archives; and promotion here on the website.
Simply fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information.