Insights Immersion

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Insights Immersion: The Many Worlds of Antonín Dvořák

Location

92nd Street Y

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Price Range

$110-$125

Date & Times

7

Dec, 2014

Sunday, 10:30 AM

Event Info

Tickets are available through the 92Y website.

Immerse yourself in a day-long journey through the vibrant musical worlds of Dvořák.

First: a series of discussions exploring the Czech master’s music, from his intimate songs and chamber works to the bright, bold, and passionate symphonies, composed both in bucolic Bohemia and in a burgeoning New York City. Then, choose to attend the chamber concert featuring cellist Alisa Weilerstein, pianist Inon Barnatan, and Philharmonic musicians playing music he wrote and inspired.

Schedule:
10:30 AM Session One: Dvořák in the Old World
"Dvořák's Biblical Songs, Op. 99: Homesick and the Bible of Kralic"
Jon Meadow, Speaker
Stephen Salters, Baritone

"Gypsies, Jazz, Sexy Secrets, and Multi-Cultural Puns"
Michael Beckerman, Speaker

11:30 AM Session Two: Dvořák in the New World
"Dvořák and African American Composers"
Carol J. Oja, Speaker
Stephen Salters, Baritone

“Dvořák and the Philharmonic through Recordings: 1917–2008”
Barbara Haws, Speaker
James H. North, Speaker

“Dvořák’s New World Network: How Entrepreneurs, Critics, Composers, and Yellow Journalists Combined to Create the New World Symphony”
Michael Beckerman, Speaker

12:30 PM Plenary: The Many Worlds of Antonín    Dvořák
Hanna Arie-Gaifman, Michael Beckerman

1:30 PM Break

3:00 PM Chamber Music Concert with Alisa    Weilerstein, Inon Barnatan, and Philharmonic    Musicians (concert requires a separate ticket)

Buy a ticket for the Chamber Music Concert and receive a $15 discount off your Insights Immersion ticket. If you alreayd have tickets to the concert, select the "Chamber Ticket Holders Only" option. If you wish to only go to the Insights Immersion event, select the "Insights Immersion Tickets" option when purchasing.

In association with 92nd Street Y.

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Artists

Hanna Arie-Gaifman

Director, 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts

Hanna Arie-Gaifman

Director, 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts

Director, 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts

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Michael Beckerman

Professor, New York University

Michael Beckerman

Professor, New York University

Michael Beckerman

Professor, New York University

Michael Beckerman is Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair and Collegiate Professor of Music at New York University. He has written articles on such subjects as film scoring, music of the Roma (Gypsies), Mozart, Brahms, exiled composers, and music in the camps, as well as many studies and several books on Czech topics, including Dvořák and His World (Princeton University Press, 1993), Janáček as Theorist (Pendragon Press, 1994), New Worlds of Dvořák (W.W. Norton, 2003), Janáček and His World (Princeton, 2004), and Martinů’s Mysterious Accident (Pendragon, 2007). He has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times and was a regular guest on Live From Lincoln Center and other radio and television programs in the United States, Europe, and Japan. Dr. Beckerman lectures nationally and internationally and has organized many concerts and symposia. He was awarded the Janáček Medal by the Czech Ministry of Culture, is a recipient of the Dvořák Medal, and is also a Laureate of the Czech Music Council; he has twice received the Deems Taylor Award. He was chair of the New York University Department of Music (2004–13), served as distinguished professor at Lancaster University (2011–15), and last year received an honorary doctorate from Palacký University in the Czech Republic.

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Barbara Haws

Archivist/Historian, New York Philharmonic

Barbara Haws

Archivist/Historian, New York Philharmonic

Archivist/Historian, New York Philharmonic

Barbara Haws, the New York Philharmonic’s Archivist/Historian since 1984, has lectured extensively about the Orchestra’s past and curated major exhibitions at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (1992), London Barbican (2000), and Cologne Philharmonie (1998). In the fall of 2003 she mounted the largest multimedia exhibition on the Philharmonic’s history, which opened at the UBS Art Gallery and relocated to the Grand Promenade and Tiers of Avery Fisher Hall. She has lectured at Bard College, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Grolier Club, as well as in the New York Philharmonic’s Pre-Concert Talks. In 1995 Barbara Haws became the Executive Producer of the Philharmonic’s Special Editions record label, which released award-winning and Grammy-nominated CD collections, including the 12-CD set The Mahler Broadcasts: 1948–1982; the10-CD set Bernstein LIVE; and the first new recording in 20 years of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: Live at the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Haws has been an archival consultant to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Leonard Bernstein Estate, and a project archivist for the Bowery Savings Bank, the Jackie Robinson Papers, and Trinity Church. She has served as president of the Archivist Round Table of Metropolitan New York, is a founder of New York Archives Week, and is a Board Advisor to the Brooklyn Academy of Music Archives. Barbara Haws, who has a master’s degree in history from New York University, collaborated with Burton Bernstein as author of Leonard Bernstein: American Original, published in September 2008 by Harper Collins, and authored the essay “U.C. Hill, An American Musician Abroad (1835–37),” in American Orchestras in the Nineteenth Century, ed. John Spitzer (The University of Chicago Press, 2012). She led the effort to digitize 1.3 million pages of archival material, funded by the Leon Levy Foundation and available online at archives.nyphil.org. 

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Jon Meadow

Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University

Jon Meadow

Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University

Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University

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Carol J. Oja

The Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, Speaker

Carol J. Oja

The Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, Speaker

Carol Oja

The Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, Speaker

As The Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic for the 2014–15 season, Carol J. Oja presented Insights events and conducted research in the Philharmonic Archives. Dr. Oja is William Powell Mason Professor of Music at Harvard University, where she is Chair of the Department of Music and also on the faculty of the graduate program in American Studies. Her newest book, Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, was recently published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Oja’s Making Music Modern: New York in the 1920s won the Lowens Book Award from the Society for American Music and an ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. Her other books include Aaron Copland and His World (co-edited with Judith Tick); Colin McPhee: Composer in Two Worlds; A Celebration of American Music: Words and Music in Honor of H. Wiley Hitchcock; and American Music Recordings: A Discography of 20th-Century U.S. Composers. Carol J. Oja has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College, the National Humanities Center, NEH, and the Mellon Faculty Fellows Program at Harvard. She is past-president of the Society for American Music.

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Stephen Salters

Baritone

Stephen Salters

Baritone

Baritone

Baritone Stephen Salters has performed throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, Asia, and the United States. He created the title role in Elena Ruehr’s dance opera Toussaint Before the Spirit s f or Opera Boston. Recent appearances include performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Wagner’s Rienzi and Walton’s The Bear at Boston’s Odyssey Opera. Other highlights include concerts for children in Monaco with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo; Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem, written for Mr. Salters by Ysaye Barnwell; the World Premiere of Dan Sonenberg’s The Summer King; the World Premiere of Philippe Fenelon’s Les Rois for Opera National in Bordeaux; Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Orvieto, Italy; Shostakovich’s The Nose; Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny; Gluck’s Alceste; Mozart’s Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Così fan tutte; Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and L’elisir d’amore; Handel’s Alcina and Giulio Cesare; Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci; and Britten’s Peter Grimes at Tanglewood on the 50th anniversary of that work’s U.S. Premiere. Stephen Salters has worked with leading conductors including Christoph Eschenbach, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Spano, Bobby McFerrin, Nicholas McGegan, Keith Lockhart, Ivor Bolton, Will Crutchfield, Leonard Slatkin, Hugh Wolff, Jane Glover, and Julian Wachner. His recordings include Spirit: Are You There? You Are There (released in March 2016) and several World Premiere performances, including William Bolcom’s Billy in the Darbies, written for Mr. Salters and the Lark Quartet, and Elena Ruehr’s Averno and Gospel Cha Cha.

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James H. North

Music Critic and Author

James H. North

Music Critic and Author

Music Critic and Author

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