Schubert's Unfinished Symphony
ESO Classics

Schubert's Unfinished Symphony

Conducted by Shiyeon Sung
May 2 - 4 7:30 PM

You are invited to attend a Prelude presentation before the Friday, May 3rd and Saturday, May 4th evening concerts, starting at 6:45 PM in the Upper Circle Lobby (3rd Floor). This talk by musicologist D.T. Baker is a fantastic way to learn more about the pieces being performed in your concert.

Barber’s whimsical Violin Concerto spotlights ESO Concertmaster Robert Uchida with poetic music that will sweep you off your feet. It’s a mystery why Schubert left his eighth symphony unfinished, although one historian claimed, “He could never have finished it because nothing could approach the originality, power, and skill of the first two movements.” On the other hand, Beethoven wrote four different overtures for his one opera, of which the third is the most impressive, and most popular.  

Program to Include

WEBERDer Freischutz: Overture
BARBERViolin Concerto
SCHUBERTSymphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
BEETHOVENLeonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

Program subject to change.

This concert will include an intermission.

Featured Artists

Shiyeon Sung, Conductor
Robert Uchida, ESO Violin

39 - Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement

The Winspear Centre and Edmonton Symphony Orchestra would like to acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 Territory, a traditional meeting ground, gathering place, and traveling route for many Indigenous Peoples. We honour and recognize the rich artistic, cultural, and musical traditions of the Cree, Nakota Sioux, Metis, Dene, Saulteaux, and the many more Indigenous communities that call this land we share, home.