While not exactly “lost,” the MPO has “found” several works we’d like to introduce to you that have not been performed very often. Most casual classical music fans are probably familiar with Schubert’s so-called “Unfinished Symphony” (No. 8). Schubert also left No. 7 unfinished—he only sketched out the main melodies. The version of this “lost symphony” we present on this program was filled in with its full orchestration more than 150 years after Schubert began composing it.
Also in the “lost” column, Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 2 is performed far less frequently than No. 1, even though it is far more virtuosic. We look forward to hearing returning soloist Scott Lykins introduce us to this piece. We hope you find an enriching musical experience with us.
Conducted by Derick Rehurek
- Denise Broadhurst, Movement for Orchestra
- Arthur Sullivan, Thespis Overture
- Camille Saint-Saens, Cello Concerto No. 2 with soloist Scott Lykins
- Franz Schubert (arr. Brian Newbould), Symphony No. 7
- March 11, 2017
- March 12, 2017