October 01, 2011, 1:00 PM
Musicologist Michael Beckerman has organized a symposium and lecture-recital featuring presentations about Dvořák’s American years. Beckerman will speak on the role of African American sources in the composer’s conception of an American music, and Eva Velická, Director of the Dvořák Museum in Prague, will be part of a discussion on the subject of "The Stories That Manuscripts Tell." The event concludes with a lecture-recital, "Dvořák and Black Music" featuring tenor Reginald Bouknight singing arrangements of Henry “Harry” Burleigh spirituals, as well as other fragments of African American music that Dvořák encountered during his American years.
Part I. Symposium and Facsimile Display (reservations required)
Location: Library of Congress - Whittall Pavilion
1 pm-3:30 pm
Part II. Lecture-Recital (no reservations needed)
Location: Library of Congress - Coolidge Auditorium
3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Admission is free.
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Reservations are needed for the Symposium only. To make a reservation, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Manuscripts” in the subject line.
Location: Library of Congress, Whittall Pavilion and Coolidge Auditorium.