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Canceled: Bartók Concerto for Orchestra

Ian Hobson, music director, conductor, and piano

On March 11, 2020, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

In accordance with these guidelines, all public performances at Krannert Center the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester are canceled as of Monday, March 16, 2020. If any performances become available by way of streaming or other technology, we will share that information as soon as possible. While this action is necessary and wise, we are of course deeply saddened not to be able to help create experiences of joy and community in person at this time.

If you hold tickets for events this spring and would like to help Krannert Center, Illinois Theatre, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, Dance at Illinois, School of Music, Sinfonia da Camera, and Champaign-Urbana Symphony weather the significant financial challenges that this situation creates, please consider declining your refund, thereby donating the cost of the tickets. If you would like to take this action, please contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 (800/KCPATIX) or kran-tix [at] by Wednesday, March 25. Ticket Office staff will be happy to register this donation. Thank you in advance for considering this option.

After March 25, all tickets that have not been donated will be fully refunded. Ticket purchasers do not have to take any action to receive their refunds. Patrons who purchased tickets with a credit card will receive a refund on the card used. Patrons who paid with Krannert CenterChecks or a gift card will receive a gift card refund by mail. Patrons who paid with cash or check will receive a university refund check by mail. Because of the volume of refunds being processed, credit card and gift card refunds might take up to four weeks to arrive. University refund checks might take up to 10 weeks to arrive. Patrons are welcome to contact the Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 (800/KCPATIX) or kran-tix [at] with questions.

Read the complete Krannert Center COVID-19 update.

With works by Weber, Hindemith, and Bartók, this program was crafted to showcase Sinfonia’s skill and agility. Weber’s Overture to Oberon features sweet melody fragments from the opera as well as Weber’s other incidental music. Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber borrows from that incidental music, transforming and adding to them throughout his four-movement work. Following intermission, Bartók’s ingenious Concerto for Orchestra highlights each section of the orchestra. Pairs and sections of the orchestra bounce melodies back and forth before meeting in a moto perpetuo final theme perfectly fit for closing the season with a flourish.

Weber: Overture to Oberon
Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Event Details

Foellinger Great Hall
Sa Apr 25, 2020 - 7:30pm
Pick Five+: 39 / SC 35 / STU 7 / YTH 5 Single: 40 / SC 36 / STU 8 / YTH 5 Sinfonia da Camera Series (All 6 Events): 208 / SC 184 / STU 40 / YTH 25