The Brahms Violin Concerto in D major, Op 77 showcases not only the incredibly talented Georgia Philharmonic Concert-mistress, Martha Gardner, tackling the demanding, technical nature of the concerto - but also the orchestra itself. True to Brahms' belief that music should be collaborative, the orchestra is not relegated to a typical backdrop supporting a dazzling soloist - but rises to become a true partner to deliver incredible beauty to the audience. Schumann's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 87, "Rhenish" was the last symphony written by Schumann. While previously criticized for not taking advantage of the versatility of a full orchestra, this symphony silenced critics with meaningful and articulate use of each instrument to create a breathtaking experience for music lovers.