On the eve of Antonín Dvořák’s 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. From Dvořák’s Bohemian world, 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 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. Birthday reception and Dvořák Room viewing to follow.
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. Concert organized by Laura Jean Goldberg of DAHA.