Dvořák Society is inviting you to attend a special event which has been organised at rather short notice.
Our member Haig Utidjian is visiting England briefly to lecture at Oxford, and has kindly offered to give an illustrated talk The Dvořák Mass in D – towards a new edition.
Haig will describe the work he has done recently in researching, editing and performing a little known intermediate version made by Dvořák of his “Lužanská” Mass, which adds lower strings to the original organ accompaniment.
Haig Utidjian is a British conductor and musicologist of Armenian descent, who works mainly in the Czech Republic and elsewhere on the continent. His extensive activities are outlined in http://www-control.eng.cam.ac.uk/hu/hu.html, and several of his performances can be found on YouTube.
The talk will be at 2.30 pm on Monday 31 October. There will be time for questions and discussion, plus a cup of tea, ending by 4.30.
By kind invitation of Velehrad this will be at their splendid new premises at 39 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, London SW13 9JP.
How to get to 39 Lonsdale Rd:
The nearest underground station is Hammersmith which is served by four underground lines: District, Circle, Piccadilly and Hammersmith and City. Continue by bus 419 from the bus terminal (stop L) outside Hammersmith station on the ground floor. Bus 419 goes to Lonsdale Road and stops outside the house. The journey takes about 10 minutes. You can ask the driver to stop right outside the house, which is opposite the entrance to St. Paul´s School (at the second zebra crossing). There are many other frequent buses from Hammersmith bus terminal that cross the river (to Castelnau) and stop at the entrance to Lonsdale Road (about 3 minutes walk from the house). An alternative is to take a train from Waterloo to Barnes and then a 33 or 72 bus going to Castelnau which stops at the entrance to Lonsdale Road.
A brisk walk from Hammersmith station across the river takes about 15 minutes.
For those coming by car there are parking spaces in front of the Velehrad building and there is also free parking in Lonsdale Road before 10 am and after 12 noon.