It's hard to hear an Aaron Copland composition and not start thinking about steak. But long before the Cattlemen's Beef Board adopted his "Hoe-Down" as its theme song, Copland was widely regarded as one of America's best composers.
Fans can soak in another of Copland's musical odes to America when Boise Philharmonic, under guest conductor Daniel Hege, performs "Appalachian Spring."
Spring is the theme of the entire concert, which also features Bach's Piano Concerto with guest pianist Robert Plano, and Robert Schumann's Symphony No. 1 "Spring."
Tickets for the Boise show are selling fast, so don't dally.