September 08, 2011, 6:00 PM
The Embassy of the Czech Republic, the Czech Center in NY, and the Dvořák's American Heritage Association (DAHA) celebrate the 170th birthday of Antonín Dvořák by laying flowers at the statue of Dvořák in Stuyvesant Square - Manhattan, to honor a Czech-born legend. During the event, the Copland Brass Quintet will play selections from Dvořák's Slavonic Dances, Largo from the New World Symphony, as well as Smetana's Dance of the Comedians from the Bartered Bride. Lay flowers at Dvořák's statue and listen to the beautiful melodies that this great composer gave to the world.
Special guests at the event include:
H.E. Petr Gandalovič: Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the US
Susan Lucak: President of DAHA
Barbara Karpetova: Head of the Cultural Section, Czech Embassy
Note: Dvořák wrote many famous pieces while in the States, including his most celebrated work, New World Symphony, which he wrote in his apartment in New York. Although the apartment no longer stands, the statue in Stuyvesant Square was erected to pay tribute to a genius who helped shape the course of American music.
For more information about the Czech Center, please visit www.new-york.czechcentres.cz.
Admission is free. | No reservations are required.
Location: Stuyvesant Square - Manhattan, New York, NY
In the event of rain, the event will take place nearby in the
Calvary-St. George Church on 209 East 16th Street New York, NY 10003.