Famous Czech Composers | Commented exhibition tour
The specialists from the National Museum in Prague, Mr Emanuele Gadaleta, director of Czech Museum of Music - National Museum, and Dr. Veronika Vejvodová will guide us in person through the exhibition Famous Czech Composers. Czech Center New York offers also a lecture with Dr. Veronika Vejvodová from the Antonín Dvořák Museum - National Museum about unknown correspondence of Antonín Dvořák: new acquisitions of the National Museum - Antonín Dvořák Museum.
Immerse yourselves in the life stories of four phenomenal composers and their classical music works in an exhibition by the National Museum.
Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů: four great names in Czech music that have become a global phenomenon. Each is from a different generation with its own unique style and signature. Their works may be different, but they have one thing in common: an unmistakable je ne sais quoi that is a product of their Czech heritage and helps paint an image of Czech culture on the world stage.
The exhibition authored by Sandra Bergmannová and Veronika Vejvodová will be presented to you by an attractive graphic novel illustrated by Alexei Klyukov that allows you to experience crucial life moments together with each individual artist. You will find yourself immersed in an intimate patchwork of both extraordinary and ordinary motifs and a diverse selection of compositions.
The exhibition also features materials from the archive of the Dvořák American Heritage Association (DAHA), among which includes a facsimile of the historical contract that brought Dvořák to America 130 years ago. You will also find original costumes worn by characters from productions of The Bartered Bride and Jenůfa in New York, which are on loan by the Metropolitan Opera.
The exhibition is organized by the Czech Center New York and the National Museum of the Czech Republic in collaboration with BBLA, the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, DAHA, and the Metropolitan Opera.
There will be two curator's tours and one lecture with Dr. Veronika Vejvodová from the Antonín Dvořák Museum - National Museum:
- Commented exhibition tour - Sunday, March 26, 2023, at 5:30 pm - Gallery (the tour will take place after DAHA's event - concert "Spring Musicale: Reflections on Dvořák’s “New World“ Symphony at 130", which will start at 3 pm: https://www.dvoraknyc.org/events/2023-spring-musicale) Registration here.
- Commented exhibition tour - Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 6 pm - Gallery (the tour will take place before the concert of Tomáš Jamník and Isabel Keleti)
- Concert of Tomáš Jamník and Isabel Keleti, Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 7 pm, more information here.
- Lecture: Unknown correspondence of Antonín Dvořák: new acquisitions of the National Museum - Antonín Dvořák Museum - Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at 7 pm - Gallery. Registration here.
More information: https://new-york.czechcentres.cz/en/program/slavni-cesti-skladatele?locale=en