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Online concert on the occasion of the Czech National Day on 28th October

The Embassy of the Czech Republic in The Hague and the Czech Centres cordially invite you to the concert of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra on the occasion of the Czech National Day on 28th October from 18.00 hrs. Programme: Antonín Dvořák – Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 "From the New World"

The Czechoslovak Independence day is one of the most significant national holidays in the Czech Republic. It commemorates the events of the 28th October 1918, the day the National Committee members passed the law declaring Czechoslovakia an independent state. Although there will be no audience allowed to attend this year’s celebrations, the day will still be celebrated, even if just online.

One of the most famous and most often performed symphonies, Dvořák’s "From the New World", was performed for the first time on 16th December 1893 in New York’s Carnegie Hall. To celebrate this important anniversary a solemn concert was held in Rudolfinum, Prague on 11th December 1993. The Czech Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Václav Neumann paid due tribute to this excellent masterpiece. The 9th symphony is a brilliant synthesis of a variety of influences to which Dvořák was exposed during his stay in the United States as a director of the National Music Conservatory, and of his warm sensitive Czech soul.


The recording of the concert will be streamed at the  Facebook sites of the Czech Centre Rotterdam and  Czech Centres: