The priceless manuscript will be on display at Bohemian National Hall at the Czech Center Gallery (321 E. 73rd Street), reunited with original orchestral parts on loan from the New York Philharmonic, who premiered the work at Carnegie Hall in 1893.
The public is invited to view the exhibit November 17-21, from 1 pm to 9 pm daily. After November 21, the manuscript returns to the Czech National Museum in Prague. The Czech Center New York and Dvorak American Heritage Association will offer a number of related lectures, performances and film screenings at Bohemian National Hall. More information is below and at CzechCenter.com. Admission is free to both the exhibit and the related programs at Bohemian National Hall.
The Czech government has arranged this unprecedented event in cooperation with the Czech National Museum, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution, the non-violent event that resulted in the end of Communist rule. With this gesture, the people of the Czech Republic express their gratitude to the United States for their support of 25 years of freedom and democracy. Viewing of Dvorak's original manuscript will be open to the public on the exact date of the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
The celebration begins on November 16 with Carnegie Hall's presentation of a concert by the Czech Philharmonic, led by Jiri Belohlavek. On November 17, award-winning Czech classical guitarist Vladislav Blaha performs in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.