Thu, Feb 15|
Bohemian National Hall
Bohemian Besties, Baroque and Beyond
Time & Location
Feb 15, 2024, 7:30 PM – Feb 16, 2024, 7:30 PM
Bohemian National Hall, 321 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021, USA
About the event
Come experience the result of two distinct friendships which weave Bohemian music into the fabric of western classical music in a concert presented by musical ensemble underStaffed. The program begins with the witty Esquisses de Jazz by Czech-Jewish composer Erwin Schulhoff paired with his friend Alban Berg’s stirring work for string orchestra Lyric Suite. After the intermission, the ensemble will travel back in time and play the majestic Ouverture a 7 concertanti by Czech Baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka as well as his contemporary Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3.
underStaffed is a 501c3 nonprofit collective of emerging musicians from the New York Metropolitan Area dedicated to the performance of works for chamber orchestra and small ensembles. underStaffed aims to perform in both conventional and unconventional venues, hoping to bring classical music to those who might not be as familiar with the genre. underStaffed also makes an effort to regularly program works by lesser-known creators, including both historically overlooked composers as well as up-and-coming contemporary composers.
The concert is organized by the Society for the History of Czechoslovak Jews with support of the Bohemian Benevolent and Literary Association.