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Davies Symphony Hall
Between Hayes and Grove 201 Van Ness San Francisco, CA 94102
415-864-6000
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Reviews & Ratings

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6 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 17 2011

Run don't walk to see Yuja any chance you get! Riveting performance....she is beyond rising...she is a star and as cute and stylish as an haute couture... continued

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attended Jun 16 2011

That program was a real delight! i had my 12-y.o. grandson with me and he liked the program as well.

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Website

http://www.sfsymphony.org/season/Event.aspx?eventid=43002

Quotes & Highlights

Visit Yuja Wang’s official website.
“The arrival of Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang on the musical scene is an exhilarating and unnerving development. To listen to her in action is to re-examine whatever assumptions you may have had about how well the piano can actually be played.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Description

Praised for her “superhuman keyboard technique with artistic eloquence that is second to none” (San Francisco Chronicle), 23-year-old pianist Yuja Wang joins MTT and the San Francisco Symphony in Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto. The rhapsodic Romanian Folk Dances share the Concerto’s debt to Bartók’s legendary obsession with Eastern European folk music. The program concludes with the marvelous third act of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet Swan Lake.

Inside Music, an informative talk with Laura Stanfield Prichard, begins one hour prior to rehearsal and concerts. Free to ticketholders.

This performance is part of Project San Francisco, an innovative composer and artist residency program at the San Francisco Symphony.

Artists:

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Yuja Wang, piano

San Francisco Symphony

Program:

Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2

Tchaikovsky: Act III from Swan Lake

About the Ticket Supplier: San Francisco Symphony

The San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas present more than 220 concerts each year from September through July in a variety of genres, with SFS musicians performing classical concerts, holiday favorites, summer pops events, free outdoor concerts, special series for families and children, plus presentations of visiting guest artists and orchestras from around the globe. The San Francisco Symphony also takes its unique style to audiences world-wide, touring nationally and internationally every year. The SFS is currently recording all the Mahler symphonies on its own media label and has recently launched Keeping Score, a national, multi-year, multi-media project bringing classical music to millions of Americans via TV, radio, the Internet and more.