Antonin Dvorak: Saint Ludmila Oratorio

concert, live broadcast, Dvorak Prague Festival

September 15, 2018 , 2:00 - 5:30 pm

[3rd Floor]

A special simulcast of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival 2018 and its gala performance of the rarely heard oratorio Saint Ludmila by Antonin Dvorak. Live from Prague.

The Dvorak American Heritage Association joins in celebrating the centennial of the founding of Czechoslovakia with a special simulcast of the Dvorak Prague International Music Festival 2018.

The concert will take place in the Dvorak Hall of the historic Rudolfinum where the Czech Philharmonic and Prague Philharmonic Choir, under the direction of Jakub Hrusa, will be joined by a stellar cast of Czech and Slovak singers, including soprano Katerina Knezikova. It will be further amplified by a choir of 250 singers on an outdoor stage in the Jan Palach Plaza in front of the Rudolfinum. Dvorak's composition is based on the story of Saint Ludmila, the revered Bohemian saint; it was commissioned in 1885 for the Leeds Festival in England, and premiered there under Dvorak's direction in October 1886.

For more information about this special event and the free tickets, please visit www.bohemianbenevolent.org.

Organized by: DAHA, BBLA, Consulate General of the Czech Republic, Dvorak Prague Festival, Czech Television