^ Posted 9 August 2017
DVOŘÁK AMERICAN HERITAGE ASSOCIATION DAHA SEPTEMBER 2017 CONCERTS
EXPLORING DVOŘÁK’S AMERICAN EXPERIENCE AND MORE
Thursday, September 7th at 7pm.
On the eve of Antonín Dvořák’ birthday, DAHA celebrates the 125th Anniversary of his arrival in America. The festive music offerings include: Dvořák’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 Kovařík’s Three Years with the Maestro: An American Remembers Antonín Dvořák.
Hear rousing Slavonic Dances for piano four-hands and enjoy “A Visit with Antonín Dvořák III at Vysoká,” an illustrated talk by curator Majda Kallab Whitaker. Featuring violinist Laura Jean Goldberg, pianist Moshe Knoll, musicologist and pianist Michael Beckerman, actor Vit Hořejš, 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. Birthday reception and Dvořák Room viewing to follow.
Free Admission. Reservations required: visit www.dvoraknyc.org or www.czechcenter.com. Presented by the Dvořák American Heritage Association in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic New World Initiative, Czech Center New York, and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic.
DVOŘÁK: THE CHAMBER MUSIC SURVEY WITH NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC MUSICIANS AND FRIENDS
Sunday, September 24th at 3pm.
DAHA's unprecedented multi-year Dvořák Chamber Music Survey presents the composer’s chamber music masterpieces as well his lesser known gems. This year’s concert—featuring outstanding New York Philharmonic musicians and friends—pairs Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A, Opus 81 with his first String Quartet, written in 1862. The rarely-heard early work illustrates the mindset of the young composer, the starting point from which Dvořák developed his distinctive and well-known compositional style. In the universally cherished Piano Quintet of 1887, the audience will enjoy the soulful melodies and lively Slavonic dance rhythms that have made Dvořák world famous. Followed by a reception to meet the musicians and Dvořák Room viewing. Join us for this exceptional series!
Events take place at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City. General Admission for September 24th event to be paid at door: $20; Seniors, Students, Czech Center Club Members $10.
Concerts organized by Laura Jean Goldberg of DAHA. Supported by the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association. Images of Antonín Dvořák and New York Philharmonic Honorary Membership Certificate, DAHA Archive.
T he Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music is devoted to the musical arts of all Czech and Slovak composers and performers, past and present. The Dvořák Society aims to encourage performances and promote interest in this respect. It publish articles and information about all aspects of Czech and Slovak classical musical life and holds lectures: and it gives direct financial and other support to worthy causes. > more +
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/ On-line resource: Antonín Dvořák and His Legacy
The Dvořák Society has funded the translation from Czech into English of a website devoted to Antonín Dvořák compiled by Ondřej Šupka, giving an invaluable information source for English-speaking members and the general public