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Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished", Schubert
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Muti Conducts Schubert Unfinished

8:00 PM
Schubert, Elgar
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Once heard, the hauntingly beautiful cello melody in Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony is never forgotten. Yet the work’s ultimate power lies in its gaze into darkest despair culminating in the serenely beautiful second movement. In his Cello Concerto, played here by CSO Principal John Sharp, Edward Elgar gave sincere and heartfelt voice to his grief, defiance and wistful nostalgia in the face of World War I.

Postconcert book and CD signing with Maestro Riccardo Muti on Friday March 28 in Grainger Ballroom.


  • Schubert Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished)
  • Elgar Cello Concerto
  • Schubert Symphony No. 2

Additional Dates for this Performance


Preconcert Conversation Information

Preconcert conversations with Steven Rings.

30 minute run-time.
Thurs., March 27, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Fri., March 28, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Sat., March 29, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom


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