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Bower School of Music and the Arts Presents FGCU Symphony Orchestra Feb. 27 in First Concert of the Year

FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Bower School of Music and the Arts presents the FGCU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of David C. Cole, in its first concert of 2014 on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building on the FGCU Campus.

The concert, "Great Cities of Music: Prague,": features three orchestral works by composers associated with the city of Prague, and all three pieces were given their initial performances in the Czech capital. The program opens with the Meditation on the Old Czech Chorale "St. Wenceslas," Op. 35a by Joseph Suk.

This romantic work for string orchestra weaves a lush texture of string sound around variations upon one of the oldest pieces of Czech music, the ancient hymn 'St. Wenceslas.' The Czech Suite by Suk's father-in-law, Antonin Dvorak, is a suite of characteristic Bohemian dances, including a polka, a sousedska (a folk-like minuet) and it closes with a lively furiant. The concert concludes with the majestic and sparkling Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, known as the Prague Symphony.

The concert is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Dr. Cole at (239) 590-1490.

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