The final Classical Connections concert of the season is part of the Beethoven Weekend Festival. We find Neal sharing the stage with his longtime colleague and acclaimed pianist, Norman Krieger, for a landmark evening of Beethoven masterpieces: both the Fourth and the Fifth Piano Concertos. Did Beethoven see himself as Orpheus, taming the furies with music? The concert opens with the Orfeo ed Euridice Overture by Christoph Willibald Gluck. Neal and Norman will reveal the connection between the Orpheus legend and Beethoven's vision of his own place in history!