Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88, B. 163, is a symphony by Antonín Dvo\u0159ák, composed in 1889 at Vysoká u P\u0159íbram\u011b, Bohemia, on the occasion of his election to the Bohemian Academy of Science, Literature and Arts. Dvo\u0159ák conducted the premiere in Prague on 2 February 1890. In contrast to other symphonies of both the composer and the period, the music is cheerful and optimistic.