Antonín Dvoøák was the hero of Czech music, but in 1884 his budding international reputation was pressuring him to compose in the style of his more celebrated Germanic peers. His response: his Symphony no. 7 in D minor, in which he found a way to both dazzle his western critics and still remain true to his Slavonic roots, resulting in arguably his greatest symphonic work. Also featuring Sibelius’s Swan of Tuonela and Shostakovich’s first Cello Concerto. Individual ticket by section: $32, $27, $18. For tickets and other information, please go to our website link or phone (517) 782-3221.