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Unfinished Business

Event Type
Performance
Topics
arts, classical, concert, music
Sponsor
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Location
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
Date
Oct 21, 2017   7:30 pm  
Cost
$5-40
Contact
Krannert Center Ticket Office
E-Mail
comments@krannertcenter.illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6280
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31

Frequently touted as an “unsung composer,” Cipriani Potter is less well known than many of his contemporaries, but praised by those who know his works. On offer in this performance is Potter’s Overture to The Tempest, followed by Richard Prior’s new Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, written for our very own Jonathan Keeble. Maestro Ian Hobson leads the orchestra from the piano for Camille Saint-Saëns’ most famous piano concerto, his Piano Concerto No. 2, which was premiered by Anton Rubinstein in 1868. And finally, we finish with Schubert’s own Unfinished Business, his “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8 in B Minor. Comprising only two movements, this symphony is frequently named the first Romantic symphony because of Schubert’s ability to shape time and tonality in an unprecedented way. Listen for Schubert’s opening “ghost” of a melody—described as a “revenant of a dream.”

Potter: Overture to The Tempest
Prior: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”

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