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11 Apr 2019 19:00

Concert: Swingin' to Freedom

Swing singer and dancer Kateřina Steinerová accompanied by jazz pianist Jiří Růžička will present her program Swingin' to Freedom to the New York audience for the first time.


APRIL 11, 7PM in the Ballroom

Swing and freedom meet in the heart of Manhattan at the beautiful Bohemian National Hall. Musical theater actress, singer, choreographer, swing and tap teacher, Kateřina Steinerová, will present her program Swingin' to Freedom to the New York audience. She will be accompanied by remarkable jazz pianist Jiří Růžička. Come and enjoy the swing music of the highest quality in this top-notch performance.

In June 2015, Kateřina Steinerová recorded her debut album I Love Peggy Lee. Upon its release, the singer said: "I Love Peggy Lee is a collection of my favorite songs by extraordinary American singer Peggy Lee. I recorded the album in an old-fashioned and unique way using analog technology and was accompanied by fabulous musicians.“

The concert is a part of this year's celebration of 30 years of freedom in the Czech Republic. In 2019, we remember the events of the Velvet Revolution of 1989 which ended four decades of the communist oppression. It is fitting that the Czech Center New York will host swing singer Kateřina Steinerová. Swing music has been linked with Czech history for decades. During the Second World War, swing reflected people's longing for freedom. This feeling prevailed even during the era of the communist oppression as swing symbolized the free West. Nowadays, swing clubs are more popular than ever all over Europe.

(Photo credit: Besim Mehinbašić)

Kateřina Steinerová official

Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, BBLA and TREBITSCH old town distillery.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to showtime. Empty seats will be released to standby patrons after that time.

Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States


11 Apr 2019 19:00


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