Roberto Plano will perform Bach's Piano Concerto with the Boise Philharmonic and guest conductor Daniel Hege this weekend. The program is perfectly seasonal. It opens with Copland's iconic "Appalachian Spring" and closes with Schumann's Symphony No. 1 "Spring," a true Romantic-era gem filled with all the color of the season. These are two stellar performers: Plano is a Cleveland Piano Competition winner and Van Cliburn finalist and is one of the most in-demand artists today. Hege is a well-honed baton at-large who guest conducts for some of the best orchestras in the world.
8 p.m. March 22, Swayne Auditorium, Northwest Nazarene University, 707 Fern St., Nampa: $10-$43; and 8 p.m. March 23, Morrison Center, 2201 Cesar Chavez Lane, Boise: $11.50-$76.50 at BoisePhilharmonic.org. Free Musically Speaking pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. to ticket holders both nights. Find more events on page 24.