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A society for all aspects of Czech and Slovak classical music

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 + 

Dvořák Portrait


Bohuslav Martinů, composerJiří BělohlávekLeoš Janáček, composer
Vítězslava Kaprálová, composer, conductorLudmila Peterková, clarinettistPetr Eben, composer, organist, pianist
Erwin Schulhoff, composer, pianistGabriela Beňačková-ČápováBedřich Smetana, composer

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/ On-line resource: Antonín Dvořák and His Legacy

Lion 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

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^ Posted 17 July 2018
Antony Gordon has now stepped down from this role and despite a number of appeals we are yet to find a new person to fulfil this position. At the recent Leamington Festival we sold over £200 of materials. This is a source of revenue of the Society but more importantly it enables our members to buy titles not available in the UK. Through the Society website we also sell our publications to non-members both in the UK and overseas.
This publicizes the work of the Society.
For more information please contact The Secretary
Tel: 01782 631274

^ Posted 9 May 2018
Under the General Data Protection Regulations which came into effect on 25 May 2018 the Dvořák Society, like many other organisations, is required to consider how it uses personal data and to inform its members. Our Privacy Notice is to be found here.

^ Posted 16 April 2018
Czech Composer Focus: Antonín Dvořák and Kryštof Mařatka
Friday, April 20th at 7 PM. The Dvořák American Heritage Association presents the world premiere of the exciting new piano arrangement of Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony “From the New World,” created and performed by contemporary Czech composer/conductor/pianist Kryštof Mařatka. Originally composed and premiered in New York City by the New York Philharmonic in 1893, the “New World” Symphony is symbolic of Czech and American musical dialogue and cultural understanding. Musicologist Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at New York University, will offer pre-concert remarks and have a discussion with the artist.
More information (leaflet)
Complete program listed on DAHA's website.

^ Posted 17 March 2018
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA is seeking to appoint a President & CEO.
For details click here.

^ Posted 28 February 2018
SALES MANAGER REQUIRED. Antony Gordon wishes to step down from this role due to health issues and relocation. The Society is seeking someone to take over this important role. Enquiries to Antony please.

^ Posted 28 February 2018
The Dvořák Society Collection and Library
The Society’s collection of publications, recordings and scores formerly held in the basement of Glamorgan Records Office, Cathays Park, Cardiff University have now been moved to Egham, to the Depository of Senate House Library . There are opportunities for members to assist in cataloguing, especially those with Czech /Slovak language skills and musical knowledge.
Please note that all volunteers are given guidance and an initial training. If you are interested in volunteering please contact David Roberts, the Secretary.
For more information please see the guidlelines and policy on the library page.

^ Posted 28 February 2018
The AGM of the Dvořák Society will take place on Sunday, 6th May 2018.
Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, at 2.30pm
With the exception of David Bridges, Committee Members offer themselves for re-election. Nominations for places on the Committee should be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary by Friday, 20th April 2018.
To be followed by refreshments and a talk on by Katya Kocourek and Patrick Lambert on the creation of Czechoslovakia and music during the Great War.
All are cordially welcome.
RSVP - to Hon. Secretary (address in the Yearbook).
The Dvořák Society is a Registered Charity: No. 267336
Officers and Committee Members (Trustees)
Chairman: Annette Percy
Hon.Secretary David Roberts
Hon. Treasurer Gordon Watts
Membership Sec. Terry Heard
Committee: David Banister, David Bridges (standing down at AGM), Norman Chapman, Karel Janovický, Susan Jenkinson, Graham Melville-Mason.

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