Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 9
Bronfman Plays Beethoven
Jahja Ling, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano
HUMPERDINCK: Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
Maestro Jahja Ling's warm friendship with the great Yefim Bronfman dates back to their Juilliard days as piano students. "Feema" returns to perform Ludwig van Beethoven's relaxed, lyrical and quietly revolutionary Fourth Piano Concerto. Engelbert Humperdinck's magical and peaceful Hänsel und Gretel prelude opens the concert, which closes with Robert Schumann's radiant Symphony No. 2.