In collaboration with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra’s American Roots Festival, the Columbus Museum of Art and Thurber House will join forces with the Symphony to focus on the impact Antonin Dvorak had on the American symphonic sound.


Dvorak’s American sojourn is one of the most amazing chapters in the history of classical music in the United States.  During this brief period (1892-95) he composed his best-known symphony, string quartet, and concerto.  Artists in Exile author and Festival host Joseph Horowitz, Thurber House Creative Director Susanne Jaffe, and CMA’s Executive Director Nannette V. Maciejunes will discuss music, literature, and art from 1890—1945 as well as how Dvorak’s music was infused with the riches of African-American and Native American culture. Joining three guests will be the eminent bass-baritone Kevin Deas and pianist Casey Cook performing music by Dvorak and Harry Burleigh.

A book and CD signing will follow the performance. 

The cost of this special extended Wednesdays@2 program is $5 for CMA members and Thurber House and CSO subscribers and $10 for non-member/subscribers.



Online Registration for this event has concluded.  However, you may still come to the museum and pay at the door.