Ever since Ahrim Kim became principal cellist of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015, she has been a leading light, helping to craft the ensemble's cohesive sound. This Thursday and Saturday, Kim will seize the spotlight when she performs as soloist in the RPO's performance of Robert Schumann's Cello Concerto in A Minor. Led by guest conductor Carlos Kalmar, the energetic program will also include Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1" and Zoltán Kodály's "Dances of Galanta." The concert's charm is enhanced further by Symphony No. 98 by Classical-era master Joseph Haydn.
The RPO will perform on Thursday, November 8, 7:30 p.m. and again on Saturday, November 10, 8 p.m. at Eastman Theatre's Kodak Hall, 60 Gibbs Street. $24-$106. 454-2100. rpo.org.