If you like classical music, go to this concert.

There is one more performance on Saturday night. Get tickets if you can on the “piano side” so you can see the pianists hands. If you were standing on the stage looking at the audience, the piano side would be the right-hand side.

My wife Liz loves classical music and we’ve gone to the Phoenix Symphony for years. Sitting in Symphony Hall I’ve slowly discovered that musically I’m a Russian. I love Rachmaninov, Shostakovich (delightfully depressing) and Tchaikovsky.

Seeing a live performance of the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat minor, Opus 23 is spectacular. The rest of the program is fine but nothing special.

The pianist is Simon Trpceski who will be playing the same piece next month with the New York Philharmonic.

Ticket information here.