Special Performance June 1, 2017
DVOŘÁK: THEMES FROM THE NEW WORLD
Thursday, June 1, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Fl. NYC
Antonín Dvořák’s popular Humoresques and instrumental variations on “Goin’ Home” plus the beloved Piano Quintet in A Major will be performed by Juilliard’s Traveling Sounds chamber music ensemble and other outstanding musicians. Also featured: a performance of Largo from Dvořák’s New World Symphony by Melodia Women’s Choir and selected readings from Josef Kovařik’s Three Years with the Maestro: An American Remembers Antonín Dvořák. Visit: www.dvoraknyc.org.
Read Melodia’s blog Singing a Song of Survival about the origins of Melodia’s performance of Largo.
Free Admission. Reservations required. Please click here to RSVP.
Presented by the Dvořák American Heritage Association in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic “New World Initiative,” Czech Center New York, and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic. Supported by the Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association. DAHA Performance Ensemble organized by violinist Laura Jean Goldberg. Traveling Sounds musicians supported by Noree Performing Arts.
Melodia Spring 2017 Concerts
Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 PM, Holy Apostles, 296 Ninth Avenue @ 28th St, Chelsea, NYC (subway C, E to 23rd St.)
Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 PM, West End Collegiate, 245 West 77th Street @ West End Ave, Upper West Side (subway #1 to 79th St.)
Our Spring 2017 concert, Awakening the Spirit, featured the U.S. premiere of John Rutter’s Visions, for solo violin, choir, and strings, exploring the utopian ideal of peace.
Click here to see video about the creation of Visions
Also on the program, a rare performance of The Dancers by notable Welsh composer Grace Williams (a friend and contemporary of Benjamin Britten), and women’s choral favorite Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda by Gustav Holst.
Conducted by Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director
with Areta Zhulla, solo violin; Rita Costanzi, harp;
all female string quintet.
Melodia Fall 2016 Concerts
Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 pm, Holy Apostles Church, 296 Ninth Avenue @ 28th Street, Chelsea
Sunday, November 20 at 3:00 pm, West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th Street @ West End Avenue, Upper West Side
Featuring a rare performance of Vivaldi’s Magnificat as originally performed – by women’s voices; Ola Gjeilo’s Songs of the Universal & Tundra; the U.S. premiere of Seven Blake Songs by Rudi Tas, works by Eleanor Daley and Tonu Korvits.
Conducted by Cynthia Powell, Artistic Director, with Taisiya Puskhar, piano, and all-female string quintet: Keats Dieffenbach & Rachell Wong, violins; Stephanie Griffin, viola; Katherine Cherbas, cello; Rebekah Griffin Greene, bass.