Both Native American music and African American spirituals influenced Anton Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony No. 9, performed by the composer’s national orchestra. In its maiden Bing outing, the Czech Philharmonic rounds out the program with the beyond-popular Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1. Guest pianist Kirill Gerstein has ties to old world and new, having left Russia at age 14. Now a U.S. citizen, he’s based in Berlin. Music Director Semyon Bychkov, successor to the late Jiří Bělohlávek, conducts.
Anton Dvořák: “New World” Symphony No. 9
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1.