Dvořák—Hiawatha—Melodrama

  • Bohemian National Hall 321 E 73rd St New York, NY, 10021 United States

Big Moon, Spillville, Iowa, USA.  Photograph by Eva Heyd.  Courtesy of Antonín Dvořák III and DAHA.

DAHA presents a program of lectures and performances around the theme of musical melodrama (the combination of speech and music) and Dvořák’s near obsession with Longfellow’s Hiawatha. 

The event features Dvořák scholar Michael Beckerman as moderator and actor; cultural historian Joseph Horowitz; David Samuels, a scholar of Native American music and colonial contact; flutist Kaori Fujii; and pianist Jason Wirth.

This will also serve as an unofficial launch for the Naxos recording of the Hiawatha Melodrama created by Horowitz and Beckerman on a CD titled “Dvořák and America.”

Event takes place at the Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, New York City.  General Admission to be paid at door: $20.  Seniors, Students, Czech Center Club Members: $10.

Supported by the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association (BBLA).
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