MSU Wind Symphony to perform historic work marking 1968 Prague invasion

Feb 2, 2016

This week's concert features a work by a Pulitzer-Prize winning composer commemorating the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Kevin Sedatole conducts the MSU Wind Symphony.
Credit Courtesy / MSU College of Music

Upstate New York’s idyllic Finger Lakes Region was a world away from the Soviet tank-crowded streets of late-1960’s Prague. But it was the setting for Karel Husa’s wind ensemble masterpiece "Music for Prague 1968." It’s the centerpiece of this Thursday night’s Wharton Center concert featuring the Michigan State University Wind Symphony. Director of Bands Professor Kevin Sedatole will lead the ensemble.

Current State's Peter Whorf talks with Sedatole about Karel Husa and the earth-shaking events in the artist’s native Czechoslovia.