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Music of the Czechs
9th November 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
London region of U3As music day
10.45-10.55 Music of the Czechs: Geographical and historical context introduction by the chair of the London Region, Catherine Ware
11.00–12.00 Evocations of Prague a London region music visit to Prague remembered through a sequence of images, poetry, prose and music Hugh Noble, Redbridge U3A
12.05–13.05 Bedrich Smetana – a Czech icon a joint presentation with recorded musical excerpts Andrew Mills & Michael Sodring, Barnet U3A
BREAK FOR LUNCH
14.00-14.15 Czech folk songs introductions in English, sung in Czech by guest soloist, Sarka Elias, Ralph Samel and his Ukelele Group, Barnet U3A
14.20-15.20 Another kind of nationalism: the development of the Czech string quartet talk with recorded musical excerpts Robert Hugill, U3A in London
15.25-16.25 Dvorak in England talk with recorded musical excerpts, Terry Heard, membership secretary, The Dvorak Society
Cost: £25 per person including refreshments on arrival (lunch is not included)
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