The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra's March 5 and March 7 offerings will find an interesting grouping of works by two prominent 19th-century Czech composers with pieces by two 20th-century Americans. Guest conductor Daniel Hege will lead the RPO through the Three Dances from "The Bartered Bride" — Bedrich Smetana's opera which features a Polka, Furiant, and Skocná folk danceS — and Dvorak's Violin Concerto in A minor. The concert's American second half will feature Rochesterian David Diamond's Symphony No. 4 and Aaron Copland's monument to the legendary outlaw Billy the Kid. Italian violinist Augustin Hadelich will appear as a guest soloist, adding his touch to Dvorak's Violin Concerto.
The RPO with Augustin Hadelich will perform Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, March 7, 8 p.m., at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, 60 Gibbs Street. $16-$92. rpo.org.