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July 2022

Vladislav Bláha and Tanja Drobysh Performance

July 15 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Internationally renowned Czech guitarist, Vladislav Bláha, along with Tanja Drobysh, return to NCSML to perform an entertaining evening of classical, Latin-American, jazz, and folk pieces on guitar, mandolin, and domra. Program: Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata g-moll Niccolo Paganini: Centone di Sonate N. 1 Manuel de Falla (arr. Vladislav Bláha): Millers dance / Pantomima / La vida breve Claude Debussy: Golliwogg´s Cake Walk Leo Brouwer: Motivos de son IV Jaroslav Ježek: Bugatti Step Štěpán Rak: Hora - Romanian Dance Astor Piazolla: Café…

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At the Piano with Dr. Katelyn Bouska: A Masterclass

July 16 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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With interpretations described as “full of life, flexibility, gripping rhythms and a richness of dynamic shadings” (Milan Bátor, Czech Radio) and a skill at engaging audiences in the musical dialogue, Katelyn Bouska is a frequent solo and collaborative musician. Her unique programming combining rarely-heard Czech and American music with compositions written specifically for her by rising composers has found an audience throughout America and on the international concert stage. Dr. Katelyn Bouska will present a musical masterclass discussion about piano…

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Fragments from a Women’s Diary: Telling Our Immigrant Stories in Song

July 16 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Immigration, war, and displacement are central human themes, as old as recorded history but still as unique and fragile as each of our single lives. This interactive workshop delves into the power of these experiences, first in six women composers and then exploring our own stories.

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Katelyn Bouska Recital

July 16 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Pianist Dr. Katelyn Bouska will perform a moving recital consisting of work from "Fragments from a Woman's Diary" by Ruth Schönthal and other deeply personal works by Czech, Ukrainian, Polish, and American women composers.

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Free Museum Admission

July 17 @ 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library, 1400 Inspiration Pl SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 United States
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Experience Czech and Slovak culture with free museum admission from noon to 4 p.m. Light refreshments and cookies will be available to celebrate 10 years since the 2012 grand opening celebration of our newly elevated and expanded museum and library. NCSML will also be a collection point for a food and supply drive during Hody 2022 to support the mission of Catherine McAuley Center.Cost: Free

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