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All Dvorak Program

Antonin Dvorak

The Czech composer Antonin Dvorak will be visited on the hour-long radio show “The Joy of the Orchestra with the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior”, Thursday, April 15th, 8:00 PM .   Join us, as we listen to works by Antonin Dvorak, whos life spanned the years 1841-1904. The music to which we will cast our focus this week are his Symphony No. 8 in G Major and Carnival Overture.

About the Music

Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 in G Major  is a terrific work which he wrote in a relatively short timespan of a few months.  It is often overshadowed by his more popular Symphony No. 9 (New World), but this piece deserves some limelight.  Lively, and full of spontaneity, the symphony is delightful.  This LSO broadcast is a perfect opportunity to hear and appreciate Dvorak’s Symphony No 8 in G Major.

The Carnival Overture is one of a trilogy.  The 1892 triptych consists of Nature’s Realm representing Nature, Carnival representing Life, and Othello representing Love.  This spring, our focus is on the middle one, Dvorak’s wonderful work Carnival, and the celebration of life.

Join us on Thursday, April 15th at 8PM for this all Dvorak episode!  This radio show is broadcast on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  See more specifics about how to tune-in and enjoy this free programming below.  You will also find links to other blog posts from this spring series.  Tune in and enjoy this musical broadcast!

Specifics about the Series

Beginning March 18th, the show entitled The Joy of the Orchestra airs on Thursdays from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM on WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  We are excited to offer this new series and share The Joy of the Orchestra with you once again. This series will run from March 18th thru May 6th, 2021.  Accessing the radio station is exactly the same as in the fall.  The only difference is the day and time of the shows.  If you want to listen online, there is a handy button on the home page of our website.

This show airs every Thursday until May 6th 2021.

How to Participate

Listen with a radio or online Thursdays at 8:00 PM.  The station is WELR (Eagle 102.3 FM).  On your radio, simply tune to that frequency of 102.3 FM.  If you want to listen online (with your computer or smart device) this station can be accessed HERE, or via a handy button on the LaGrange Symphony’s website homepage (  This button is gold in color and says “LISTEN LIVE HERE”.  Read more about our 2020-2021 Season HERE.

About the Weekly Radio Show

The Joy of the Orchestra is a weekly, one-hour radio show hosted by the LaGrange Symphony’s Richard Prior.  Just like the previous series, which aired this past fall, this new spring radio series will feature an exciting array of orchestral music. Maestro Prior will give insights into the selections which include historical background, musical nuances and other elements for which to listen. With an even deeper and richer understanding of the music, you will experience and enjoy these works in a whole new light! This show will focus on live recordings from LSO concerts as well as performances by other notable orchestras.

Posts about Previous Radio Show Episodes in the Spring 2021 Series are listed below.

Welcome to Spring


Women Composers

Mozart Requiem

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[…] [Dvorak fans will be interested to know that the LSO also created an “All Dvorak” radio broadcast episode (4/2021) in their series, The Joy of the Orchestra, with the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra’s Richard Prior. Read about that radio broadcast here.] […]

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