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Exploring Dvorak’s American Experience and More

concert, talk 07 September, 2017 - 7:00 PM

[BBLA at Bohemian National Hall]


On the eve of Antonin Dvorak’s birthday, join us for celebration of the 125th Anniversary of his arrival in America. The festive music offerings include: Dvorak’s Sonatina for Violin and Piano, Opus 100, written in New York and premiered by the composer’s children, plus selected Humoresques for piano combined with readings from Josef Kovarik’s Three Years with the Maestro: An American Remembers Antonin Dvorak. Enjoy rousing Slavonic Dances for piano four-hands and “A Visit with Antonin Dvorak III at Vysoka,” an illustrated talk by curator Majda Kallab Whitaker. Featuring violinist Laura Jean Goldberg, pianist Moshe Knoll, musicologist and pianist Michael Beckerman, actor Vit Horejs, and young composer Michael Pineda, who will perform his prize-winning piano work "Discovering a New World," from the New York Philharmonic New World Initiative Composition Competition. Special guest soloist: saxophonist/composer James Brandon Lewis will present his jazz variations on Dvorak's Humoresque No. 7. 


Birthday reception and Dvorak Room viewing to follow. 


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


Free and open to the public. Seats are limited; on first come, first served basis. RSVP required: register online at eventbrite.com.


This event is presented by the Dvorak American Heritage Association (DAHA) in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic New World Initiative, Czech Center New York, and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic, with support of BBLA. Concert organized by Laura Jean Goldberg of DAHA.



Image: New York Philharmonic Honorary Membership Certificate (detail). Photograph by Eva Heyd for DAHA, courtesy of Antonin Dvorak III.

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