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SSO’s Unfinished Symphony and Cello Concerto in D Minor
SSO’s Unfinished Symphony and Cello Concerto in D Minor

Sun, May 28


Florence Filberg Centre

SSO’s Unfinished Symphony and Cello Concerto in D Minor

“The concerto features a range of technical challenges, including rapid scale passages, intricate finger work, and a Spanish Habanera theme which make it an exciting piece for both the performer and the audience,” said Ms. Jung.

Time & Location

May 28, 2023, 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Florence Filberg Centre, 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 6C6, Canada

About the event

For tickets click here! The mystery behind the unfinished symphony is a fascinating tale about how the manuscript was discovered many years after Schubert’s death.  In 1823, Schubert passed on the symphonic sketch he had written the year before to his friend, Anselm Huttenbrenner.  Even after Schubert died in 1828, Huttenbrenner kept the manuscript in his desk drawer until he finally presented it to conductor and choral composer, Johann von Herbeck, who oversaw its first performance, in Vienna in 1865.

SSO concertgoers will also be treated to a resounding cello solo performance by Helena Jung and her presentation of Edouard Lalo’s Cello Concerto in D Minor, playing on her 1912 S.A. Deroux cello.  She will be stepping away from the conductor’s podium and giving up the baton to a guest conductor, Paul Colthorpe. Paul is a well-known figure in the Comox Valley community, both as a Music Director of the North Island Choral Society choir and orchestra, and Director of Music Ministries at the Comox United Church.

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