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Mutual Inspirations Festival. Concert: Lenka Lichtenberg


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November 2, at 6 pm, Czech-Canadian folk artist Lenka Lichtenberg will premiere songs from her newest recording album Masaryk at the Czech Embassy. This award-winning artist melds traditional songs with her own contemporary compositions, combining folk, jazz and world into a unique celebration of her roots. She won the Traditional Singer of the Year at the 2012 Canadian Folk Music Awards.

The Mutual Inspirations Festival (MIF) is an annual initiative organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, concentrating on the mutual influence between Czech and American cultures and the feats of personalities who have led the way. In its previous seven years, the festival has highlighted such personalities as President Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (2010), composer Antonín Dvořák (2011), filmmaker Miloš Forman (2012), President Václav Havel (2013), writer Franz Kafka (2014), author Karel Čapek (2015), and tennis legend Martina Navrátilová (2016).

For its eighth year, the Mutual Inspirations Festival honors founder of genetics Gregor Mendel (1822-84), marking the 195th anniversary of his birth. This humble genius was born and conducted his groundbreaking research on the same land he sowed and loved, today’s Czech Republic. While experimenting with pea plants, he wrote his rules of heredity, referred to as Mendelian inheritance and considered worldwide as seminal work for the foundation of the new science — genetics. Beyond his pioneering conclusions, Mendel is revered for his protracted years of meticulous and painstaking experimentation. Mendel died with little recognition, but stated, “I am convinced that it will not be long before the whole world acknowledges the results of my work.” Today, he is lauded for his trailblazing work.

Admission is free.

RSVP required

2017-11-02 18:00:00 2017-11-02 20:00:00 America/New_York Mutual Inspirations Festival. Concert: Lenka Lichtenberg European Union Delegation in the US: Mutual Inspirations Festival. Concert: Lenka Lichtenberg Embassy of the Czech Republic to the United States of America, Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
November 2, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Embassy of the Czech Republic to the United States of America,
Spring of Freedom Street, NW,
Washington, DC20008
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