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Concert and Networking: 450th Anniversity of Palacký University

Date: 24 April 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to an evening commemorating the 450th Anniversary of Palacký University Olomouc with Rector Martin Procházka and Vice-Rector Jiří Stavovčík, featuring a concert celebrating the long and rich history of the Olomouc Region by pianist Katelyn Bouska.

During the concert, Bouska will highlight composers who have had an important link to the region, including: Leoš Janáček, Vítěslava Kaprálová, Miloslav Ištvan and Marek Keprt. Sprinkled between these classical works are original folk music arrangements and a special surprise musical guest from the 18th century: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Join us for an enchanting evening of music and celebration!
This event is also a part of the Year of Czech Music.

Event Details:
Date/Time: April 24, 2024, at 6 pm

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic
3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

RSVP required: https://450thAnniversary.eventbrite.com | Business Attire

Light reception follows the event.

Embassy Policy: The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises. No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.

About Palacký University:
Palacký University, located in the Olomouc Region, is the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic. A second home to roughly 23,000 students from all over the world, Olomouc is known as the “Czech Oxford.” The university has eight faculties, providing more than 300 study programs in the following areas of study: Theology, Education, Law, Physical Culture, Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, Medicine, and Health Sciences. Top-level disciplines include Experimental Medicine, Nanotechnology, Optics, Kinanthropology, and Experimental Physics. Internationally recognized specialties include Special Education, Physiotherapy, Psychology, and Political Science. There are also numerous study abroad opportunities. For more information, please visit: http://www.upol.cz/en.

About the Artist:
Katelyn Bouska is 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. For more information about the artists, please visit www.katelynbouska.com.

2024 – The Year of Czech Music
The Year of Czech Music is a celebration held once a decade on every year that ends on the number four, a number that marks many Czech music anniversaries. Throughout the year, the Embassy will present the works of extraordinary Czech composers. This year, in particular, also features the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bedřich Smetana, known as the “father of Czech music.” In the fall, the Embassy will highlight Smetana in its annual Mutual Inspirations Festival.