Exploring Dvorak’s American Experience and More

concert, talk

September 7, 2017 , 7:00 PM

[3rd Floor]

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 Dvořák's Humoresque No. 7.

Birthday reception and Dvorak Room viewing to follow.

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

Image: (left) New York Philharmonic Honorary Membership Certificate. Photograph by Eva Heyd for DAHA, courtesy of Antonin Dvorak III. (right) Image of Antonin Dvorak, circa 1893, DAHA Archive.

Organized by: DAHA, New York Philharmonic New World Initiative, Czech Center New York, Consulate General of the Czech Republic, BBLA