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A society for all aspects of Czech and Slovak classical music

T he Dvořák Society for Czech and Slovak Music is devoted to the musical arts of all Czech and Slovak composers and performers, past and present. The Dvořák Society aims to encourage performances and promote interest in this respect. It publish articles and information about all aspects of Czech and Slovak classical musical life and holds lectures: and it gives direct financial and other support to worthy causes. > more + 

Dvořák Portrait


Bohuslav Martinů, composerJiří BělohlávekLeoš Janáček, composer
Vítězslava Kaprálová, composer, conductorLudmila Peterková, clarinettistPetr Eben, composer, organist, pianist
Erwin Schulhoff, composer, pianistGabriela Beňačková-ČápováBedřich Smetana, composer

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/ On-line resource: Antonín Dvořák and His Legacy

Lion The Dvořák Society has funded the translation from Czech into English of a website devoted to Antonín Dvořák compiled by Ondřej Šupka, giving an invaluable information source for English-speaking members and the general public

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^ Posted 17 March 2018
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library in Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA is seeking to appoint a President & CEO.
For details click here.

^ Posted 28 February 2018
SALES MANAGER REQUIRED. Antony Gordon wishes to step down from this role due to health issues and relocation. The Society is seeking someone to take over this important role. Enquiries to Antony please.

^ Posted 28 February 2018
The Dvořák Society Collection and Library
The Society’s collection of publications, recordings and scores formerly held in the basement of Glamorgan Records Office, Cathays Park, Cardiff University have now been moved to Egham, to the Depository of Senate House Library . There are opportunities for members to assist in cataloguing, especially those with Czech /Slovak language skills and musical knowledge.
Please note that all volunteers are given guidance and an initial training. If you are interested in volunteering please contact David Roberts, the Secretary.
For more information please see the guidlelines and policy on the library page.

^ Posted 28 February 2018
The AGM of the Dvořák Society will take place on Sunday, 6th May 2018.
Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, at 2.30pm
With the exception of David Bridges, Committee Members offer themselves for re-election. Nominations for places on the Committee should be made in writing to the Honorary Secretary by Friday, 20th April 2018.
To be followed by refreshments and a talk on by Katya Kocourek and Patrick Lambert on the creation of Czechoslovakia and music during the Great War.
All are cordially welcome.
RSVP - to Hon. Secretary (address in the Yearbook).
The Dvořák Society is a Registered Charity: No. 267336
Officers and Committee Members (Trustees)
Chairman: Annette Percy
Hon.Secretary David Roberts
Hon. Treasurer Gordon Watts
Membership Sec. Terry Heard
Committee: David Banister, David Bridges (standing down at AGM), Norman Chapman, Karel Janovický, Susan Jenkinson, Graham Melville-Mason.

^ Posted 14 February 2018
Duo Brikcius, a Czech chamber music ensemble created by two promising young cellists (brother and sister), Anna Brikciusová and František Brikcius, is perfoming a series of concerts in the UK in March 2018. They will be performing in Aylesbury, Brighton and London.
Their programme includes a premiere of Leos Janáček’s Presto (1910) arranged for Two Cellos by Frantisek, as well as works by Klein, Kosikova and Offenbach
For further details please click here

^ Posted 13 February 2018
Dvořák's Rusalka from Harrow Opera
Harrow Opera are giving four performances of Dvořák's Rusalka on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th, Saturday 18th March at 7.30pm (+ Saturday matinee at 2.30pm) at the Compass Theatre, Glebe Avenue, Ickenham UB10 8BD (directly opposite Ickenham Station). The opera will be sung in English, fully staged, with piano accompaniment.
For more information about this production, see http://www.harrowopera.com/
And to book go to https://www.ents24.com/uxbridge-events/compass-theatre

^ Posted 12 February 2018
Volume 26 of the Journal of Czech and Slovak Music is out now.
It is the first edition to be published under the new Editor, Patrick Devine.
Contents include articles on Oscar Nedbal, Czech music through the eyes (and ears) of an Englishman, Tomášek’s Goethe Lieder, Uncovering early Martinů, supplements to the Vilém Tauský and Rudolf Firkušný  discographies, and much, much more.
The Journal is provided free of charge to all members of the Dvořák Society, so if you are not already a member why not join us today!  Click here for all details of membership.

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