CAARE presented a classical music concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London featuring Denis Vaughan conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra and pianist Clemens Leske. The evening was a rousing success and helped raise awareness of the causes of CAARE as well as providing a cultured night out for guests and patrons. Our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who attended for the superb energy in the hall on the evening, for the kind comments and for the generous donations.
This historic occassion marks the premiere of Dvořák's New World Symphony in its original manuscript form, for which Australian conductor Denis Vaughan has been a passionate advocate. Vaughan brought about the Ricordi publishing of a new complete critical edition of Verdi operas in 1977, and hopes to do the same for Dvořák's Symphonies, for which he has the support of the Czech state publisher.
Of necessity, conducting took a back seat. Only recently has Vaughan found time to relaunch the works of Dvořák as the composer wrote them, and to pick up the baton again. Following a well-received concert in May 2005, he is seeking to relaunch his conducting career as CAARE grows.