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River Club: Vintage Vltava - Czech Wine Tasting & Sounds of the Bohemian River

Date: 13 April 2023 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Venue: Studio K at the Reach, Kennedy Center

As part of the RiverRun Festival, the Kennedy Center will present Vintage Vltava: Czech Wine Tasting & Sounds of the Bohemian River on April 13, 2023, beginning at 7:30 pm. The event is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic and the Karel Komárek Family Foundation.

Enjoy an evening sampling wines from the Czech Republic, presented by internationally recognized communicator David Furer, a veteran of over 30 years in the wine trade. He will be virtually joined by noted architecture professor Henry Hanson and on stage by Drew Hairston, Beverage Director of Maydan DC. Following the tasting, savor a short concert of Czech piano music featuring Katelyn Bouska performing jazz and classical piano selections, including Smetana's celebrated Vltava (The Moldau), which evokes the sounds of Bohemia's longest river.

EVENT DETAILS:

Date/Time: April 13, 7:30 pm

Location: Studio K at the Reach
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC

Tickets: $50

Can be purchased online at: https://www.kennedy-center.org/whats-on/explore-by-genre/international/2022-2023/riverrun-vintage-vltava-wine-tasting/

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BIOGRAPHIES:

David Furer

David Furer

Since 1991, David Furer has held many diverse roles in the U.S. and European wine business's communications, marketing, and service sectors. From his New York home, he now consults to membership organizations and individual businesses, manages wine business events, and contributes to U.S. and European drinks media outlets. Furer has appeared in publications such as the UK’s Decanter, the U.S.’s Wine Business Monthly, and France’s Sommeliers International. He served two terms on the Circle of Wine Writers’ executive committee, and is a Advance Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers. His book credits include Wine PlacesHugh Johnson’s Pocket Guide to Wine, and Opus Vino; he’s the host and co-producer of the podcast Drinking on the Edge.
 

Katelyn Bouska

Katelyn Bouska

Katelyn Bouska is currently based in Philadelphia where she serves on the Music Studies Faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music. Her commitment for informed and personal musical expression extends beyond her piano studio into seminars on performance practice, continuo and period repertoire, and bringing to light music covered by the passage of time. Her unique programming combining rarely heard Czech and American music with music written specifically for her by rising composers has found an audience throughout the U.S. and on the international stage. 

CONCERT PROGRAM
Katelyn Bouska, piano

Vltava, from Má Vlast

Bedřich Smetana | 1824-1884;
(Arr. Lechner)

Pražské imaginace (Prague Imaginations)

Ivana Loudová | 1941-2017

  1. Zahrady u Belvederu (The Gardens by Belvedere)
  2. II. Loretánské náměstí (Loretto Square)
  3. III. Procházka po Karlově mostě (A Walk across Charles Bridge)
  4. IV. Tajemné budovy na Starém Městě (Mysterious Buildings in the Old Town)
  5. V. Sto věží, stovky zvonů (A Hundred Towers, Hundreds of Bells)

Běži voda, běži - Folk Song from Ostrava
(Arr. Bouska)

Bugatti Step  
Jaroslav Ježek | 1906-1942