Christoph von Dohnányi - Conductor
Schubert - Symphony in B minor ("Unfinished")
Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 ("Romantic")
Thursday, March 14, 20138:00 pm Verizon Hall
Please note there will be no late seating. We encourage you to arrive early.
Please note due to the setup and preparation for the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) in the Kimmel Center lobby there have been changes made to the locations of the box office lines, subscriber services table and donor services table. The box office lines will form beginning at the box office near the Information Desk. There will be an Usher to assist in managing the box office line. The subscriber services table will be located in front of the staircase across from Door B. The eZseatU table will be located at the far end of the PECO bar across from the stairs by door C. The donor services table will be located in front of the staircase across from Door C.
Venerated conductor Christoph von Dohnányi leads an all-Austrian program of two Viennese masters - Schubert and Bruckner. Schubert's beloved "Unfinished" Symphony has taken a rightful place among the standards of the repertoire, even if we may never understand why he abandoned the work after just two enduring movements. Bruckner's Fourth Symphony was his first great symphonic success, yet he never seemed to be satisfied either, continuing to improve and tinker with the final score. The result is a breathtaking work that inspires audiences every time it's performed.
Jeffery Kallberg, Associate Dean for Arts and Letters, Professor of Music History, University of PennsylvaniaPre-Concert Conversations