An American in Paris and Music for Prague 1968

Wednesday, 24 April 2024

18:15 - 21:30

Obecní dům - Smetana Hall, Náměstí Republiky 5, Praha 1

DSA Prague (Diplomatic Spouses Association) would like to invite you to an evening full of musical legends: George Gerschwin’s An American in Paris and Music for Prague 1968 by Czech American Karel Husa, with conductor Leonard Slatkin and pianist Olga Kern.

Prior to the concert, guests are invited to a private viewing of a short film about Music for Prague 1968: Husa’s personal response to the overnight invasion of Czechoslovakia on August 20-21, 1968 by Warsaw Pact forces aiming to end the liberal regime of Alexander Dubček and suppress the country’s movements toward democracy.

Music

Karel Husa, Music for Prague 1968

Sergei Rachmaninov, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini Op. 43

Leonard Slatkin, Kinah (Czech premiere)

George Gershwin, An American in Paris

Evening Program

18:15 Meet in lobby of Obecní Dům

18:30 Private viewing of film and pre-concert talk in Oriental Hall

19:30 Concert with intermission

21:30 End

Cost

CZK 1500 per person, includes film and concert, excludes drinks

Payment

Kindly register and pay to the DSA bank account.

ČESKÁ SPOŘITELNA BANK (Expat Center, Rytířská 29, 111 21, Praha 1)

Bank Account Number: 1964196399/0800

Account Name: Diplomatic Spouses’ Association 

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