The piano as we know it was invented around 1700 by an Italian named Bartolomeo Cristofori. It would be decades before it really caught on. Of the great composers, the first to cut his teeth on the modern instrument was the child prodigy Beethoven. The young composer also demanded a new kind of music. Thus, he produced the Second and Third Piano Concertos, which the ASO brings you on February 1 and 3, performed by pianist Jorge Federico Osorio - Oficial. Also on the program, Beethoven's Symphony No. 1.