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The Dvořák American Heritage Association (DAHA) invites you to explore the many offerings on their , which present the story of Antonín Dvořák in America and more. of Dvořák in America, with expanded text highlighting Dvořák’s interest in African American and Native American musical culture. Comprehensive of Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) by Dvořák scholar David Beveridge, who has written extensively about the prolific Czech composer. Virtual visit to the at Bohemian National Hall.
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To enhance your experience of Czech culture, we invite you on a virtual tour of the Czech Republic. Start with a Virtual Tour of Old Czech New York . Learn about the extravagant food tastes of Leoš Janáček , take a virtual tour of Prague , visit the Kafka museum and learn about the history of Czech beer .
In collaboration with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, on November 9, 2020 the Salon de Virtuosi presented a special virtual concert, Czech Serenade, featuring performances and interviews with Czech violinist Julie Svěcená, winner of numerous international competitions and one of the leading Czech young musicians of her generation, and Sterling Elliott, winner of the 2019 Sphinx Competition and a bright rising star.
The artists performed from Prague as well as New York's historic Bohemian National Hall in a program recorded especially for the Salon de Virtuosi audience, members, and benefactors.
The concert included a thrilling program for violin and piano by Julie Svěcená and acclaimed pianist Lucie Tóth. Including works by Dvořák, Smetana, and Suk, Julie’s selection of pieces for this program showcase Dvořák's connection to New York -- he wrote his Sonatina in 1893 (November to December) while he was a director of the National Conservatory of Music. Because it is his 100th Opus, he dedicated this piece to his children Otýlie and Antonín. Read more about Julie Svěcená's achievements and her pianist Lucie Toth .
We were also delighteded to present an exciting performance recorded for the Salon by Sterling Elliott, cello and pianist Luis F. Ortiz at the historic Bohemian National Hall in New York. The recording focuses on beloved works by Czech composers, including Janáček, Dvořák, and Suk. You can learn more about Sterling Elliott and Luis F. Ortiz .
As a special bonus, we are including recent interviews with the artists where they share insights about their lives, musical inspiration, hobbies, and how they are adapting to life during this period.
Our deepest thanks to His Excellency Ambassador Miroslav Rameš, Consul General of the Czech Republic in New York, for his generous support of this event. We look forward to continuing our tradition of collaboration with the Czech Consulate for many years to come.
A CZECH SERENADE
Sterling Elliott, Cello
Luis F. Ortiz, Piano
Josef Suk (1874 - 1935): Ballade and Serenade, Op.3
Leoš Janáček (1854-1928): Pohádka
Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Silent Wood Op.68 No.5
Julie Svěcená, Violin
Lucie Tóth, Piano
Antonín Dvořák (1841 - 1904): Sonatina in G major, Op. 100
I. Allegro risoluto
III. Scherzo. Molto vivace — Trio
IV. Finale. Allegro
Josef Suk (1874 - 1935): Violin Solo from "Radúz and Mahulena"
Bedřich Smetana (1824 - 1884): From the Homeland
Lora Tchekoratova Interviews Julie Svěcená
Lora Tchekoratova Interviews Sterling Elliott
ENJOY WATCHING THE ENTIRE CONCERT HERE