On September 30, at 7:30 pm, the U.S. Army Concert Band, conducted by Colonel Thomas H. Palmatier, and members of the Cathedral Choral Society, under the direction of Maestro J. Reilly Lewis, will present a musical tribute to the late Czech President Vaclav Havel in the program The Power of the Human Spirit at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The
program is dedicated to the legacy of the late president with majestic pieces such as Janacek’s Sinfonietta: Fanfare, Glagolitic Mass: Organ Solo, Otcenas (Our Father), featuring tenor soloist, Staff Sergeant Matthew Heil; and Dvorak’s Mass in D major, Op. 86: Sanctus and Benedictus. The program is an artistic reflection of two key historical events embodied in the work of Czech composers including Karel Husa’s multi-movement masterpiece Music for Prague, composed after Prague Spring (1968), and Petr Eben’s Prague Te Deum, created during the time of the Velvet Revolution (1989). Share in an evening of Czech classical music performed by some of America’s best artists. Admission is free; however tickets are required: www.eventbrite.com/event/7916601769/eorg.
Event begins at 7:30PM
Presented by: Embassy of the Czech Republic
Featured Artist(s): U.S. Army Concert Band