Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Anton Bruckner’s birth, SPM presents the fifth of his nine great symphonies. Bruckner is considered to be the last great symphonist of Austro-German romanticism. A man of both deep humility and profound genius, Bruckner’s musical expression moves the listener to simply succumb to the glories of his rich harmonic language and vast landscapes. We have in our midst Benjamin Korstvedt, one of the world’s leading Bruckner scholars, who is on the faculty of Clark University in Worcester. Mr. Korstvedt’s advice will guide our interpretation, and his informative pre-concert talks will elucidate this composer’s beloved music for us all. As a delightful prelude to Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5, we feature another gifted young virtuoso musician, 22-year-old hornist Graham Lovely, performing Mozart’s beloved Horn Concerto No. 4.