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Program Explores Origins of Texas Czech Folk Songs

Please join us at the presentation Varied and Vibrant Sources of the Czech Song in Texas  – a lecture/demo by accordionists and music scholars Frances Barton and Dr. John Novak in support of their forthcoming book. This free event is April 17 at 2 pm in the Capitol Extension Auditorium located in the State Capitol Building.

Barton and Novak have been compiling a collection of folk and popular songs of Czech Texas for several years and are nearing completion of their project. The finished songbook will contain 90 songs familiar to most people in the Texas Czech community and will include the music, chords, Czech lyrics, English translations, English lyrics if there are any, and historical and folkloric information on each song. They plan to complete the book in 2016.

Where: Capitol Extension Auditorium in the State Capitol at 1100 Congress Ave
When: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 2 pm
Parking and Directions: We suggest you find street parking on the west side of the Capitol or park in the lot at 1166 Guadalupe which will cost $5. The MS150 Houston-Austin ride ends on the north side of the capitol, and it will be congested on teh north side of teh Capitol. To get to the Capitol Extension Auditorium (E1.004), go in any State Capitol entrance and make your way to the elevators directly north of the Rotunda. Take an elevator down to level E1 of the Capitol Extension. The Auditorium is the first set of doors on your right when you walk into the Extension.

posted on 1/10/2016