321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York City, NY 10021

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Dvorak and Black Music, 1893 to the Present

symposium 26 February, 2017 - 3:00 PM

[Bohemian National Hall]

A distinguished panel of scholars and musicians will explore the social and aesthetic history and outcomes of Antonin Dvorak’s inspirational connections with the late 19th-century African-American community. Organized by Professor Michael Beckerman of NYU and the NewYork Philharmonic 2016-17 Season Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence, and Con-ductor Maurice Peress, Professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music. This event is presented as part of the New York Philharmonic’s “New World Initiative” in honor of their 175th year.



Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Str

New York, NY 10021


Pay at door $20; Seniors, Students, Czech Center Club Members $10.



This event is organized by Dvorak American Heritage Association (DAHA), with support of BBLA. 



Image: Harry T. Burleigh, African-American composer, arranger, and professional singer. Photograph courtesy of Jean E. Snyder.



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