Inagural Czech Series Reception
The University of Chicago

(Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm)

On Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm join us for a special reception at The University of Chicago.  We are celebrating The University of Chicago's unique contribution to Czech statehood by honoring the Czechoslovak Presidents Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and Edvard Beneš. 

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Special Address by:

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic: H. E. Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek

Music performance by

Mr. Ivan Král, Grammy Award-winning, Czech-born American composer, musician, singer filmmaker and record producer whose songs have been recorded by U2, Pearl Jam, Téléphone, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, Simple Minds, and John Waite, among others.

*Reception Date: Friday, September 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm

*Location: Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637


Please reserve your seats at: or (312) 861-1037, ext. 100

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The celebration will be followed by the Moravian Day, the largest annual Czech folklore presentation in Chicagoland and beyond on September 24th and 25th, 2016.


Friday, September 23, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)


1212 E 59th St - 1212 East 59th Street Cloister Club and Library-Lounge of the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637 - View Map