Enjoy an unforgettable night with classical music’s killer B’s: Beethoven and Bartók! With rollicking Hungarian rhythms, Bartók’s dances gush with nationalistic energy, written in celebration of Budapest’s 50th anniversary. Master pianist Emanuel Ax—one of the most renowned artists of our time—returns for the grandiose “Emperor” Concerto, a regal masterwork that would be Beethoven’s last concerto. At the heart of its majestic score lies the utterly sublime second movement with its tear-jerking poignancy. Leading the incredible evening is celebrated Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, Musical America’s 2014 Conductor of the Year.