Pianist Yuja Wang with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas
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The last date listed for Pianist Yuja Wang with the San Francisco Symphony was Friday June 17, 2011 / 8:00pm (Post-Concert Q&A with Yuja Wang).
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In a surreal twist, one of Japan's biggest rock stars also happens to be one of that country's most revered classical composers. His name is Yoshiki and the breadth of his musical accomplishment astonishes. The same man who, as the leader of the heavy metal band X Japan, sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times was selected by the Japanese government to write a classical composition celebrating Emperor Akihito. Commissioned to write themes for events as diverse as the 2012 Grammys and the World Expo, he has now released a solo album of original instrumental works, Yoshiki Classical, to global acclaim. For one night only, he will perform captivating melodies from his new album live at Davies Symphony Hall, playing solo piano with string quartet accompaniment. Learn More
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“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
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.
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
San Francisco Symphony
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Act III from Swan Lake