Pianist Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff with the Cleveland Orchestra

Fri 11/29 @ 8PM

Sat 11/30 @ 8PM

Sun 12/1 @ 3PM

Cleveland has been bursting with concerts featuring prodigiously talented young Asian women musicians (four in one week last week!). And this wave continues as 32-year-old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang takes her seat at the piano on the Severance Hall stage. The Beijing native trained both there and at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute and had launched her international performing career by the time she was 21.

She’ll join the Cleveland Orchestra to perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concert No. 4, originally written in the 1920s but revised several times. It was influenced by American jazz of the era, including Gershwin’s jazzy Rhapsody in Blue. Swiss conductor Lorenzo Viotti, who at 29 is even younger than Wang, leads the orchestra, which will also play Sergei Prokofiev’s Suite from The Love for Three Oranges, Francis Poulenc’s Sinfonietta and Maurice Ravel’s La Valse.

Tickets are $21-$161.

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One Response to “Pianist Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff with the Cleveland Orchestra”

  1. Joél Leach

    I tried to get tickets in my home town Chicago for her February concert but it sold out super quick. So, I checked my work schedule against her itinerary and God blessed me with a front row ticket here in Cleveland. She’s worth the commute. Her YouTube videos get me through 12 hour graveyard shifts at a refinery. I’m paying homage and treating myself tonight. I hope to get an autographed album and (Christmas wish) a picture. #wellsee

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