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Dvořák and Black Music, 1893 to the Present

  • Bohemian National Hall 321 East 73rd Street New York, NY, 10021 United States (map)

DAHA hosts a panel discussion for Black History Month.  Distinguished scholars and musicians will explore the social and aesthetic history and outcomes of Dvořák’s significant connections with the late 19th century African-American community as he composed the “New World” Symphony.  Organized by Professor Michael Beckerman of NYU, the New York Philharmonic 2016-17 Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence, and featuring Conductor Maurice Peress, Professor at the Aaron Copland School of Music. Panelists will include Professor Ellie Hisama of Columbia University and Marcus Pyle, a PhD student at New York University. Presented as part of the New York Philharmonic’s “New World Initiative” in honor of their 175th year (

The 2016-2017 Concert Season marks the 175th anniversaries of Antonín Dvořák (Born September 8, 1841) and the New York Philharmonic (Founded April 2, 1842; first performance, December 7, 1842).


Pay at door $20; Seniors, Students, Czech Center Club Members $10. 

Supported by Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association.

Image: Harry T. Burleigh, African-American composer, arranger, and professional singer.   Photo Courtesy of Jean E. Snyder.

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