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Program

Oct 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Gilded Age Newsmakers: Antonín Dvořák, Jeannette Thurber, and the National Conservatory of Music of America

Learn how Antonín Dvořák and Jeannette Thurber charged the musical scene with excitement in Gilded Age New York.



Thursday, October 18, 7PM
Bohemian National Hall – Cinema

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In a talk by cultural historian Majda Kallab Whitaker of the Dvořák American Heritage Association, learn how Antonín Dvořák and Jeannette Thurber, these unlikely partners, charged the musical scene with excitement in Gilded Age New York. Their combined efforts inspired a new generation of American composers and led to the creation of some of Dvořak's greatest works - from the "New World" Symphony to the Cello Concerto - during his epoch-making three-year American residency.

Majda Kallab Whitaker is an independent scholar and curatorial consultant specializing in late nineteenth and early twentieth century cultural and design history, and has acted as curatorial advisor for DAHA's Dvořák Room in the Bohemian National Hall since 2006. She has presented lectures, walking tours, and exhibitions including "New World Diplomacy: The Contract that Brought Antonín Dvořák to America," and recently authored an article on Antonín Dvořák, Jeannette Thurber and the National Conservatory of Music of America in 19th Century Magazine, a publication of the Victorian Society in America.  Born in Prague, she is a graduate of Vassar College and Bard Graduate Center for material culture studies in New York City, and serves as a Board Member of the Dvořák American Heritage Association and the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association.

In collaboration with DAHA & BBLA.

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Oct 18, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Organizer:

Czech Centre


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