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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 20 members
Review from Harry Reiter
Red Velvet 34 events 10 reviews

Yuja Wang was great and so was the Orchestra

reviewed Nov 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Mary Altha Johnson
37 events 11 reviews

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!

I was struck by...continued

reviewed Nov 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
20 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Review from Geoffrey
23 events 9 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 22 2009 report as inappropriate
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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.

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