March 10 - March 27, 2016
Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 E 4th Street; 2nd Floor
Thursday to Saturday at 7pm; Sunday at 4pm
Czech-American Marionette Theatre
Written and directed by Vít Hořejš
Music by Antonín Dvořák
and Saxophonist/Composer James Brandon Lewis
The New World Symphony: Dvořák in America, explores the influence of African-American and Native American music upon the work of the famed 19th century Czech composer Antonín Dvořák and consequently on music development worldwide. Performed by Czechoslovak American Marionette Theatre with puppets composed of musical instrument parts, live actors, and musicians, and with an original hybrid score of classical, jazz, and rock music.
Sunday, March 20, 2016: Post-Show Discussion
Join us for a post show discussion with Michael Beckerman of New York University and director Vít Hořejš.
Michael Beckerman is Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Music at New York University. He is author of several books including Dvořýk and His World (1993), New Worlds of Dvořák (2003) , Janáček and His World (2004) and Martinů’s Mysterious Accident (2007) He writes for The New York Times, and lectures in the United States, England and Europe. He has received the Janáček and Dvořák medals and recently received an honorary doctorate from Palacký University in the Czech Republic.
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