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Jun 16, 2009 12:00 AM - Aug 30, 2009 12:00 AM


Jaroslav Ježek (1906 Praha – 1942 New York) was one of the most distinctive composers of modern Czech music between the wars. Close links with “Liberated Theatre“ split his work into two currents seemingly independent of one another. His art music works are some of the most pioneering from this period. In the field of jazz he could match any of the leading international figures of his day. When the famous Benny Goodman heard a recording of Ježek’s orchestra on American radio, he couldn’t believe that what he’d heard originated in Czechoslovakia before the war. In 2006, Ježek’s centenary became a UNESCO’s anniversary. The National Museum of the Czech Republic – Czech Museum of Music put together an exhibition which aims to acquaint the general public with the life and work of this composer.


Jaroslav Ježek – Life is Just an Accident

June 16–August 30

Opening: June 16, 6:30–8:30 pm

Czech Center New York at the Bohemian National Hall



Film about Jaroslav Ježek opening night at 7:30 pm.

Organized in cooperation with the National Museum in Prague.






Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


From: Jun 16, 2009 12:00 AM
To: Aug 30, 2009 12:00 AM


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