Famous as part of the soundtrack to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra elicits wonder about our vast universe. Former Composer-in- Residence Michael Daugherty offers a suitable prelude — a new work celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Mozart’s cheerful Piano Concerto No. 23, with Finnish pianist Juho Pohjonen, is the sublime centerpiece.
Jean-Marie Zeitouni, guest conductor
Juho Pohjonen, piano
DAUGHERTY: World Premiere
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23
STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra
Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.