The University of Central Florida’s top two auditioned ensembles, the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band, present an evening of music by some of today’s most impactful composers.

The program will feature works that shine light on important historical and cultural themes and will include a performance by the winner of the 2022-23 UCF Concert Competition, Joanna Lung. Nora Lee Garcia will join the Symphonic Band for a flute concerto.

About Joanna Lung:

Joanna Lung is winner of the 2022-2023 UCF Department of Music Concerto-Aria Competition. Joanna is a junior bachelor of music major (saxophone performance) from Winter Park, Florida. She graduated from Lake Howell High School in Seminole County where she was involved in every area of their instrumental music program and earned numerous recognitions for her musical talent and leadership. At UCF, Joanna is Principal Saxophone with the Wind Ensemble and performs with the Le Fleur undergraduate saxophone quartet that is competing in the 2022-2023 Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music Competition. She is a recipient of the John R. Quello Music Scholarship, awarded to an outstanding female music major and is interested in exploring a performance career after graduation. Joanna was recognized as winner of this year’s Concerto-Aria Competition via a competitive adjudicated process whereby finalists selected through a preliminary performance round were evaluated by outside judges on their memorized complete performance of their approved solo work. In addition to a scholarship award, the winner of the Concert-Aria Competition is showcased in performance of their work, accompanied by either the UCF Wind Ensemble or Symphony Orchestra. Joanna will be performing Alexander Glazunov’s Concerto in E-flat for Saxophone, Op. 109 with the UCF Wind Ensemble. The Glazunov Concerto, composed in 1934. It was premiered in Sweden, performed by one of the most revered classical saxophonists of all time, Sigurd Rascher, and has since settled securely into the list of most important solo works for the instrument, allowing the soloist to showcase the best of their technical and expressive abilities.