A program of works by Josef Suk, Anton Dvořák and Joseph Haydn performed by UNCSA
ensembles including the Brandenburg Ensemble, the Wind Dectet and the Chamber Orchestra.
As a young composition student at the Prague Conservatory, Josef Suk was encouraged
by his mentor, Anton Dvořák, to compose a piece that was "lighter in mood." He responded
with his Serenade for String Orchestra to be performed on this program by the Brandenburg
Ensemble. Dvořák's gorgeous melodic writing and distinct national character are present
in the chamber winds arrangement of his "Czech Suite'' performed by the UNCSA Wind
Dectet conducted by Mark A. Norman. Additionally, the UNCSA Chamber Orchestra performs Haydn's Symphony No. 22, "The
Philosopher," conducted by Karen Ní Bhroin.