The orchestra welcomes another world-class American violinist, the revered Grammy-winner, Gil Shaham. He channels all the warmth and humor of Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2. Rachmaninoff's final work, the Symphonic Dances, climaxes his composing career with a kaleidoscope of rich orchestral colors and a feast of primary emotions. Paul Hindemith's hearty, cheerful suite based on piano duets by the early Romantic composer Carl Maria von Weber completes the program.