October 7, 2018 at 3:00pm
Join the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band for an afternoon of wind music. The wind ensemble will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Karel Husa’s "Music for Prague 1968" with a performance of the landmark work for band in this School of Performing Arts performance.
“It is not as beautiful a music as one always would like to hear. But we cannot always paint flowers, we cannot always speak in poetry about beautiful clouds, there are some times we would [like] to express the fight for freedom.” - Karel Husa (2009)
In 1968, Karel Husa listened in horror as radio broadcasts described the invasion of his home country, Czechoslovakia, by the Soviet Union to crush the Prague Spring uprising. Husa had emigrated to the United States in 1954, but his sympathies still remained with the Czech people and his family members who remained in the country. Music for Prague 1968 was written as a reflection on those events and serves as the linchpin of this concert. This program is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and a reflection on the ongoing fight for freedom of all peoples.
The Wind Ensemble's performance of Music for Prague 1968 is offered in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Prague Spring and Music for Prague 1968.
Join us for these upcoming Ensemble performances!
Nov. 13 - Jazz Ensembles
Nov. 28 - Horn Ensemble
$10 general | $7 studentGet Tickets