October 02, 2011, 3:00 PM
The Embassy presents an eclectic afternoon of history, music, and fashion dedicated to Dvořák. The event features the American premiere of several duets for piano, four-hands, by one of Dvořák's first teachers, Antonín Leihmann of Zlonice. American pianist Joan DeVee Dixon teams up with Czech pianist Alice Fiedlerová to present works by Liehmann, along with Dvořák's much-beloved Slavonic Dances. Following the event, soprano Kathy Kessler Price, accompanied on the piano by Catherine French, will present arias from the opera Rusalka. A fashion show in the style of famous Czech Art Nouveau artist Alfons Mucha, highlighting the designs of Daniela Cermanova and Michaela Schwartz of Green and Blue, completes the event.
Additional events include a posters for Dvořák's opera Rusalka in Mucha's style, a display of items from the premiere of Rusalka, and historical recordings of the opera.
For reservations, please e-mail: email@example.com and put "Music Garden Party" in the subject line.
Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008
Suggested donation is $50.
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