The great Michael Tilson Thomas returns home to conduct the San Francisco Symphony in a performance of works by Copland and Schumann at Davies Symphony Hall. With relentless optimism, Schumann's Symphony No. 2 blows through stormy scenes to clear the way for serene beauty and unbridled joy, culminating in a victorious finale. Then you'll be treated to Copland's distinctly American style, from his jazz-influenced Piano Concerto to Inscape, his unique take on the musical technique known as serialism. Celebrated Israeli pianist Inon Barnatan, currently serving as the first Artist-in-Association with the New York Philharmonic, joins the symphony as featured guest.