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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
20 ratings
4.5 average rating
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35 events
11 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 22 2009

We liked the program although its a wonder the piano strings didn't break as Ms. Wang hit the keys so hard. Technicially perfect, I thought the timing a bit quick and thus lacking some emotional feeling. But that's just me!

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20 events
10 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 22 2009

the first part od concert fantastic!
the secong half..well, we left.
the singing was like cats hurting in a alley.
after the music of the concert and pianist, it was just awful to the ear

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21 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 22 2009

The highlight of the concert was Yuja Want with the Rachmaninoff. What a wonderful talent! Both romantic lyricism and power in the same tiny package. The Qigang Chen was interesting with many magical moments, a strange mixture of western and...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“(Wang’s arrival) 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


Mussorgsky/Prelude to Khovantchina, “Dawn on the Moscow River”

Rachmaninoff/Piano Concerto No. 2

Qigang Chen/Iris dévoileé

The oldest of Asia’s orchestras, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 130th anniversary with a U.S. tour that commences in the final concert of Carnegie Hall’s China Festival and ends in California. The Orchestra appears in Berkeley with pianist Yuja Wang.

<em>In War and Peace: Harmony Through Music</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> Sarah Silverman <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Gladys Knight & The San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Ballet's <em>Nutcracker</em> <em>The Golden Girls: The Christmas Episodes</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em>