It's a triple play with three piano concertos, three concerts and one brilliant pianist when Lang Lang Plays Beethoven with the Houston Symphony. The Chinese virtuoso tackles Beethoven's spirited Piano Concerto No. 2, the dramatic 3 and the powerful 5. Each performance opens with Lindberg's impetuous EXPO and closes with Schumann's romantic Symphony No. 4. The entire series is under the baton of the electrifying Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado. After his stop in Houston, Lang Lang continues on to New York's Carnegie Hall and Washington's Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Thu., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m., 2012