"One of the best-loved pianists in the world," the Telegraph declared about Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires. She now makes her San Francisco Symphony debut, playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, a monumental and theatrical work. You will also hear a stunning performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 3, regarded by many as the composer's artistic breakthrough. Both pieces were dedicated to Wagner by the composers. Herbert Blomstedt leads Pires and the SF Symphony in this show at Davies Symphony Hall.