Prairie Performances

Champaign-Urbana Symphony: Musical Revolutionaries

 
Ran Dank

Ran Dank

The C-U Symphony with Stephen Alltop, conductor, and pianist Ran Dank, performs music of two composers who charted new directions with their music. Stravinsky’s Petrushka, written for the famed Ballets Russes of Paris in 1911, calls forth an immense orchestra and pulsates with vivid details and evocative textures. With his Piano Concerto No. 5, often called the "Emperor Concerto," Beethoven blazed new trails in the concerto form and offered some of his most heroic music in this epic work.