Hans Graf steps onto The Pavilion's stage for the last time as music director of the Houston Symphony. The Houston Symphony's 2012-13 season is Graf's grand finale after 12 years at the helm of this world-renowned orchestra. The symphony performs Carl Maria von Weber's Overture to Euryanthe, Frédéric Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 "Eroica." Special guest Janina Fialkawska joins the symphony on piano.
The Pavilion Talk, a free pre-performance discussion led by noted music scholar Ira J. Black provides insight into the evening's program. Pavilion Talk takes place from 7:15-7:45 p.m. Other pre-concert activities in the North Plaza begin at 7 p.m.