Its safe to say that pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet loves the Nashville Symphonys Hamburg Steinway after all, he picked it out for the Schermerhorn Centers 2006 opening. Thibaudet returns to the Schermerhorn this weekend to join the orchestra in Edvard Griegs Schumann-influenced Piano Concerto in A Minor. The celebrated French pianist recorded the piece for Decca in 2005, and his numerous other recordings run the stylistic gamut from Satie to Bellini to Messian. Giancarlo Guerrero is also back, returning to the podium after a string of guest-led classical programs. Respighis ever-popular Fountains of Rome is also on the bill, and Guerrero furthers his two-pronged mission of presenting recent works and lesser-known American repertoire with Samuel Barbers early Symphony No. 1 and Philadelphian composer Aaron Jay Kernis 2005 Newly Drawn Sky.
Thu., April 1, 7 p.m.; Fri., April 2, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 3, 8 p.m., 2010