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MARTINŮ’S OPERA JULIETTA IN CONTEXT

  • Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street New York, NY United States (map)
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Marking the US premiere (in Czech) of composer Bohuslav Martinů’s Julietta, the Dvořák American Heritage Association, New York University and the American Symphony Orchestra present a colloquium in which leading experts will examine the many facets of Martinů’s operatic masterpiece – a work which combines edgy surrealism with extraordinary lyrical power.  Organized by musicologist Michael Beckerman, Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music, New York University, with participation of Conductor Leon Botstein, Director, American Symphony Orchestra and President, Bard College; Aleš Březina, Director, Bohuslav Martinů Institute, Prague; Lydia Goehr, Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University; Hanna Arie-Gaifman, Director, Tisch Center for the Arts, 92nd Street Y; Veronique Firkušný, Translator; Alex Zucker, Translator; and Jon Meadow, Doctoral Candidate, New York University. (The American Symphony Orchestra performs Julietta at Carnegie Hall on March 22nd under the direction of Leon Botstein.)

Free admission; seats are limited.  Register online here.

 Image of Bohuslav Martinů, circa 1942-43: Courtesy of Bohuslav Martinů Centre in Polička.