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Bohuslav Martinu’s Opera Julietta in Context

colloquium 19 March, 2019 - 7:00 PM

[BBLA at Bohemian National Hall]

A colloquium in which leading experts will examine the many facets of composer Bohuslav Martinu’s operatic masterpiece – Julietta – a work which combines edgy surrealism with extraordinary lyrical power. The American Symphony Orchestra performs Julietta at Carnegie Hall on March 22 under the direction of Leon Botstein.


Special preview: Lead soprano Sara Jakubiak and tenor Aaron Blake will perform a passage from the opera Julietta.


This event is organized by musicologist Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music, New York University, with participation of conductor Leon Botstein, Director, ASO and President, Bard College; Ales Brezina, Director, Bohuslav Martinu Institute, Prague; Lydia Goehr, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University; Hanna Arie-Gaifman, Director, Tisch Center for the Arts at the 92nd Street Y; Veronique Firkusny, translator; Alex Zucker, translator; and Jon Meadow, Doctoral Candidate, NYU. 



BBLA at Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10021


Free and open to the public. Seats are limited; on first-come, first-served basis. Register online at eventbrite.com. Thank you.


This event is presented by Dvorak American Heritage Association (DAHA), New York University and the American Symphony Orchestra, marking the US premiere (in Czech) of composer Bohuslav Martinu’s Julietta. With support by BBLA. 


Image: Bohuslav Martinu, circa 1942-43. Courtesy of Bohuslav Martinu Centre in Policka, Czech Republic. 


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