Dazzling pianist Joyce Yang takes the New World Center stage for the first time to perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Second Concerto. The work combines the best of all Classical worlds—Beethoven’s charm and surprises inspired by Haydn and Mozart. It took Witold Lutosławski four years to write his Concerto for Orchestra, a virtuosic showpiece for the entire ensemble led by Minnesota Orchestra Music Director Osmo Vänskä. Embracing nostalgia for his hometown, Zoltán Kodály encapsulated Hungarian folk traditions and gypsy influences in Dances of Galánta, culminating in a dizzying finale. Age Appropriateness 8 and above.