The World of Leoš Janáček: A performance by Mannes School of Music’s young artists

Fri 23 Oct 2020 19:00 The event takes place online

Please join us for an evening of music by famed Czech composer Leoš Janáček with readings of select Czech poetry. This event is presented as part of the Mannes Sounds Festival in partnership with the Czech Center New York.

Czech Center New York is proud to partner with The New School’s Mannes School of Music to bring you a unique concert The World of Leoš Janáček: A performance by Mannes School of Music’s young artists. For the first time in the decades-long history of the festival the concert will be virtual and Czech Center New York is proud to partner with the festival in organizing this event and bringing Janáček’s timeless music to audiences anywhere in the world. In addition to compositions by Leoš Janáček, the performance will feature poetry by Jaroslav Vrchlický and Otokar Březina

The program of the concert:

1. Selection from “On an Overgrown Path”:
“Frýdecká panna Maria” (The Frydeck Madonna)
“Štěbetaly jak laštovičky” (They chattered like swallows)
“V pláči” (In tears)
“Sýček neodletěl” (The barn owl has not flown away)
Michael Owen Dodds, piano 

2. "Dumka”
Ledah Finck, violin and Michael Owen Dodds

3. “Dithyramb of the Worlds” poem by Otokar Brezina (1868-1929)
Michael Owen Dodds 

4. Sonata 1. X. 1905 “From the Street”
Andrei Romanov, piano

5. Selection from Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs:
“Łáska (Love)”
“Kouzlo (Enchantment)”
”Záre od milého (Glare from Beloved)” 
“Komu Kytka (To Whom the Flower)” 
“Stálost (Constancy)”
Chantal Freeman, soprano
Julian Jenson, piano

6. In the Mists 
Yanran Li, piano 

7. “Eclogue“ poem by Jaroslav Vrchlicky (1853-1912)
Michael Owen Dodds 

8. Romance
Ann-Frances Rokosa, violin Yanran Li, piano


Here is the Artistic Director of the Mannes Sounds Festival, Pavlina Dokovska with more: 

Každoroční hudební festival uvádí Mannes již od roku 1999. Každý ročník má své téma a program o více než 20 koncertech, kde vystupují nadaní mladí studentští umělci z Mannes School of Music, význační členové akademického sboru a renomovaní hosté, a koná se v prestižních koncertních sálech a kulturních institucích v New Yorku. Tyto festivaly jsou význačnou součástí celkového programu, který Mannes pořádá.

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Information summary

  • Event title: The World of Leoš Janáček: A performance by Mannes School of Music’s young artists
  • Date: Fri 23 Oct 2020
  • Time: 19:00
  • Address: The event takes place online

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