Yuja Wang will make her Carnegie Hall orchestral debut as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in the Stern Auditorium Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. Led by Charles Dutoit, Chief Conductor and Artistic Adviser of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the program will also include Barber’s Adagio for Strings and Berlioz’s Symphony fantastique. This concert will mark Yuja’s only New York appearance this season.
Yuja Wang first performed under Charles Dutoit in 2007 with the NHK Symphony in Japan while still a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Since then, Yuja and Mr. Dutoit have partnered throughout the world for performances with such orchestras as the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and Tonhalle Orchester Zürich. Following their recent performances together with the National Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic (Prokofiev’s Piano concerto No. 2) Anne Midgette of The Washington Post wrote, “[Yuja] can create colors aplenty on her instrument: singing limpid strokes, or a haze like water droplets about to yield a rainbow” and Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times wrote “Wang and Dutoit were exciting…this was a brilliant, incisive reading from orchestra and soloist.”
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
Yuja Wang, piano
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Charles Dutoit, conductor
BARBER Adagio for Strings
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 2
BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique
Single tickets priced from $37 to $115 can be purchased through Carnegiecharge at 212-247-7800 or online at www.carnegiehall.org.