Sit back and enjoy an evening dedicated to the soothing, dulcet sounds of strings. Josef Suk pays homage to the patron saint of Bohemia in his emotionally-wrought musical prayer, written just after the outbreak of World War I. With celebrated ballets, symphonies and concertos to his name, it might come as a surprise that Tchaikovsky thought his Serenade one of his crowning achievements, but his signature waltz and folk dances shimmer and soar in this strings-only feature. Bartók’s atmospheric Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta is a “rare synthesis of cool precision and expressive richness,” especially when led by celebrated conductor Scott Yoo.

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