Piano Sensation Yuja Wang Performs in Recital at Davies Symphony Hall
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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
Quotes & Highlights
“[Wang has] practically superhuman keyboard technique with artistic eloquence that is second to none.” —San Francisco Chronicle
Meet Yuja Wang at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the concert.
Selection of Poems and Etudes
Piano Sonata in C minor
Variations on a Theme by Corelli
Mendelssohn (arr. Rachmaninoff)
Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saint-Saëns (arr. Horowitz)
(arr. Horowitz) Carmen Variations
Project San Francisco is an annual residency of acclaimed artists and composers featuring performance, educational, and community events. As part of the Symphony’s Centennial Initiatives, Project San Francisco provides concertgoers the opportunity to explore an artist’s vision, and hear in-depth collaborations with the Symphony.
Only 23 years of age, pianist Yuja Wang is coming off a hugely successful year, signing an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon (her first DG album was Grammy®-nominated), and making striking artistic statements in orchestral debuts around the world. One of her signature performances came with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, at MTT’s invitation. Her residency includes a performance of Bartók’s monumentally challenging Piano Concerto No. 2, a solo recital as part of the Great Performers Series, and a chamber music concert with SFS musicians.