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Antonin Dvorak: Saint Ludmila Oratorio

live broadcast, Dvorak Prague Festival 15 September, 2018 - 2:00 PM

[BBLA at Bohemian National Hall]

A special simulcast of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival 2018 and its gala performance of the rarely heard oratorio Saint Ludmila by Antonin Dvorak. Live from Prague.

The Dvorak American Heritage Association joins in celebrating the centennial of the founding of Czechoslovakia with a special simulcast of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival 2018.

The concert will take place in the Dvorak Hall of the historic Rudolfinum where the Czech Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Choir, under the direction of Jakub Hrusa, will be joined by a stellar cast of Czech and Slovak singers, including soprano Katerina Knezikova. It will be further amplified by a choir of 250 singers on an outdoor stage in the Jan Palach Plaza in front of the Rudolfinum. Dvorak's composition is based on the story of Saint Ludmila, the revered Bohemian saint; it was commissioned in 1885 for the Leeds Festival in England, and premiered there under Dvorak's direction in October 1886. 


The Dvorak Prague International Music Festival, established in 2008, is a preeminent annual music festival highlighting the works of world-famous Czech composer Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904) and featuring leading international vocal, instrumental, and orchestral performances. 


This is the first US broadcast of a Dvorak Prague International Music Festival event.


BBLA at Bohemian National Hall
321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10021


Program: 2:00 - 5:30 pm.


Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Seating is limited, on first-come, first served basis. Doors open at 1:30 pm.

This event is organized by Dvorak American Heritage Association (DAHA) in collaboration with Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, with support by BBLA. Courtesy of the Dvorak Prague Festival and Czech Television.


Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General