Hélène Grimaud performed Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 with Leonard Slatkin and the New World Symphony Saturday night at the Arsht Center.
There’s always a sense of occasion when the New World Symphony leaves its base in Miami Beach for the grander surroundings of the Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall.
The orchestra brings star performers and big classics to the 2,200-seat hall, in this case the French pianist Hélène Grimaud and the veteran American conductor Leonard Slatkin. And on Saturday night there was the added lure of seeing these musicians in works to which they felt particularly close.