Prairie Performances

Second to None

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra performing

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9: Bold and beautiful, this program of three “B’s” will move and thrill with works illustrating composers’ perspectives in creating their second works in a given genre. Following the popular and commanding Second Essay of Samuel Barber, Alexander Borodin’s Symphony No. 2 brims with memorable melodies. Brahms’ spacious and powerful Piano Concerto No. 2, perhaps his most personal musical creation, will shine brightly in the hands of renowned pianist Anton Nel.”

"Second to None" (3/5/16)

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop, conductor
Anton Nel, piano

Pieces performed:

Samuel Barber | Second Essay for Orchestra

Alexander Borodin | Symphony No. 2 in B Minor

Johannes Brahms | Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, op. 83