*Saturday, March 23 performance will be at 3:00 pm.
Revolution takes many forms. Though a “modern” composer, Rodrigo had nostalgia for courtly music of days long past, which pervades Three Old Dance Airs (1928/29), a perfect introduction to two works by early-Romantic masters on the cusp of revolution. Jean Louis Steuerman performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a display of technical and compositional bravado which showcases Beethoven’s own pianistic talents. Schubert’s Symphony No. 3, steeped in the past of Haydn and Mozart, chips away at Classical convention and hints at the Romanticism to come.