We look to the life and music of German composer Paul Hindemith to address the meaning of art in our lives. Hindemith was writing during the Nazi Regime in Germany and walked a fine line between self-expression and self-preservation. In his Mathis der Maler (Matthew the Painter), he wrote about the life of Renaissance painter Matthias Grünewald and his paintings for the Isenheim altarpiece in the monastery in Alsace. The three movement symphony moves from angelic to tumultuous as Hindemith “paints” the story for us in music. We also welcome to the stage the 2018 Hellam Young Artists’ Competition Winner Graeme Steele Johnson on Mozart’s ever-popular Clarinet Concerto.