Performing Arts Center, Hodgson Concert Hall 230 River Road, Athens, GA 30605

Robert Spano leads the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in two powerful works by Beethoven and Bernstein. Known for its forceful melodies and heroic spirit, Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto is the most frequently performed of the composer’s five piano concertos. The Los Angeles Timescalled piano soloist Jorge Osorio “one of the more elegant and accomplished pianists on the planet.” Leonard Bernstein composed his first major symphonic work, the Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah, in 1942. The symphony follows the Biblical story of the prophet Jeremiah with texts from the Book of Lamentations sung by Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano.