Günther Herbig was the guest conductor of the Columbus Symphony this past weekend. Herbig, the Columbus Symphony’s artistic advisor and principal guest conductor from 2004 to 2006, is now the chief conductor of the Radio Symphony Orchestra Sarbrücken. The maestro was outstanding once again in drawing out the best from the local musicians in the performance of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7 in E Major. I’m always impressed with such virtuosity without a score. This great evening of music started with the young pianist Andrew Armstrong giving a fine interpretation of Mozart’s Concerto No. 23 in A Major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 488. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate a birthday!