Photo by Christian Steiner


November 8, 2013
7:00 – 8;30 pm

Turtle Bay Music School
244 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022

Composer and lecturer Joelle Wallach discusses “Dvorak in New York City” in a free public program as part of her EtM Con Edison Composers Residency at Turtle Bay Music School.

Dr. Wallach, a popular pre-concert lecturer for the New York Philharmonic, explores how composer Antonin Dvorak’s three years in New York City changed his music – and ours – as he crafted his impressions of Native- and African-American folk music into music “for the new world.”

Admission is free.


Joelle Wallach, winner of a 2013 Copland Foundation Grant, composes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, choruses and solo voice.  Her String Quartet 1995 was the American Composers Alliance nominee for the 1997 Pulitzer Prize in Music. The New York Philharmonic Ensembles premiered her octet, From the Forest of Chimneys, written to celebrate their 10th anniversary; and the New York Choral Society commissioned her secular oratorio,
Toward a Time of Renewal, for 200 voices and orchestra to commemorate their 35th Anniversary Season in Carnegie Hall.

A popular and profound pre-concert lecturer for the New York Philharmonic, Dr. Wallach speaks on a broad range of musical subjects, bringing fresh insights to familiar works and opening doors to modern ones and to those more infrequently heard.

Wallach grew up in Morocco, but makes her home in New York City, where she was born and to which she has recently returned after a two year visit as Professor of Composition at the University of North Texas’ College of Music.  For more information and to hear samples of more of Wallach’s music, visit her website:

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