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The Czech Center NY in Collaboration with the Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds festival, Hosts a Tribute Concert entitled “Scelsi Rediscovered”

New York, NY - On Friday September 18, 2015, New York’s brilliant Argento Ensemble as a part of this year’s Moving Sounds Festival--'Liquid Architeture / Frozen Music' performed at the cultural haven, Czech Center NY at The Bohemian National Hall. The concert entitled “Scelsi Rediscovered” included Giacinto Scelsi’s famous violin concert Anahit, performed by violinist David Fulmer, pieces by Tristan Murail, as well as the US. Premiere “Introduction und Transsonation” conducted by Michel Galante. The well renowned composer of this piece, Georg Friedrich Haas was in attendance as well as architectural historian and author of the book "Sight and Sound", Mrs. Victoria Newhouse.


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The Czech Center NY has been a longtime supporter and collaborator of the Moving Sounds Festival and this year we hosted two significant programs. The first event took place on the Bohemian National Hall rooftop on September 11th, with dancer Jiří Bartovanec who performed the world premiere of his latest piece, Entropy #119 where he searches spatial possibilities of his own path. The event was followed by Q&A with the performer & well renowned dancer critic Nina Vangeli.

The beautiful Ballroom at the Bohemian National Hall provides outstanding acoustics for concerts and many other events. With a long list of news worthy performing arts events and contemporary music programs infused with Czech Tradition, the Czech Center NY at BNH is a vibrant cultural place for the new generations of New Yorkers and should be at the top of the list of places to visit.

NY Times Review: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/arts/music/review-argento-chamber-ensembles-scelsi-rediscovered.html?_r=0