Antonin Dvorak recognized for music influence

April 14, 2013 by  

The Queens College Choir at Aaron Copland School of Music will present a concert featuring Antonin Dvorak’s American musical influence. He taught at the National Conservatory of Music in New York City and played an important role of establishing folk music as an American style.

Dvorak musical selections from Songs of Nature will be included in the concert, and Czech folksong arrangements and spirituals will also be part of the program.

The concert will be held at the Bohemian National Hall on the 4th floor in NYC. People from surrounding villages, towns, and regions are expected to attend, including residents of Flushing, Bohemia, Bellerose, Long Island, and other areas near to the venue.

The event is being organized and supported by the Dvorak American Heritage Association in partnership with the Bohemian Benevolent Literary Association. The former group was founded to prevent demolition of the 1850s house where Dvorak and family lived for three years. During that time, he wrote many famous pieces, including the ‘New World’ Symphony, the Humoresques, and the Biblical Songs, along with many other important musical works.

In the build-up to events like this, organizers will usually work with print companies in creating literature needed to market the upcoming performances. Flyer and poster printing are very effective methods of notifying communities of upcoming activities, especially if mounted or mailed all over the area.

General admission paid at the door will be $20.00. A special ticket price of $10.00 applies to students, seniors, and members of the Czech Center Club.