Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Spencer Myer, piano
BEETHOVEN: Fidelio Overture
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5
The most familiar notes in music herald the dramatic opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, an exhilarating and triumphant masterpiece. The Omaha Symphony’s yearlong celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial continues with his Second Symphony, a restless expression of one man’s search for meaning, featuring virtuoso pianist Spencer Myer, lauded by The Boston Globe for his “superb playing” and “uncommon grace.” Beethoven’s fiery curtain-raiser leads off the concert.