FABIO LUISI conducts HÉLÈNE GRIMAUD piano BRAHMS Concerto No. 1 in D minor for Piano and Orchestra FRANCK Symphony in D minor Wildlife conservationist, activist, writer and virtuosic pianist, Hélène Grimaud returns to Dallas to perform Brahms' First Piano Concerto, the composer's first performed orchestral work. Grimaud's thoughtful and tenderly expressive music making will ignite our emotions. Following the Brahms, explore Franck's Symphony in D minor. Cyclical and thematic, Franck's symphony draws inspiration from Germanic musical tradition and Beethoven to form a creative and enthusiastic work. A popular piece in its day and considered to be French music's most significant late-19th century symphony, the Franck is being reintroduced by conductors, like Fabio Luisi, with a passion for exposing lost masterpieces to new audiences.