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Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang Plays Prokofiev

Fri Mar 29 — Sat Mar 30, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Pianist Yuja Wang has graced stages all over the world, earning rave reviews that describe her performances as daredevil, dazzling and captivating. Now, she makes her Minnesota Orchestra debut in an exhilarating piano concerto by Sergei Prokofiev alongside returning guest conductor Hannu Lintu. The Orchestra also performs Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony in this concert that travels through starry nights, showcases extreme technical prowess, and fills the soul with feelings of deep romance and passion.

A Few Things to Know

  1. Yuja Wang has had many works written for her by prominent composers around the world, including Jennifer Higdon, John Adams, Rodion Shchedrin, Michael Tilson Thomas and Tan Dun.
  2. Beloved Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho passed away on June 2, 2023, in Paris. Her Ciel d’hiver was orginally scheduled for a Minnesota Orchestra program in June 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic.
  3. Yuja Wang was awarded a 2024 Grammy Award in Best Classical Instrumental Solo for The American Project, alongside Louisville Orchestra conductor Teddy Abrams.

Date & Time

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Program

  • SAARIAHO

    Ciel d’hiver

  • PROKOFIEV

    Piano Concerto No. 1

  • RACHMANINOFF

    Symphony No. 2

Artists

Minnesota Orchestra

Hannu Lintu

conductor

Yuja Wang

piano

It doesn’t matter how many notes or chords you throw at her...Wang is going to flash her unworried smile, tear through the score with effortless ease, and then sit back as if to say, 'Is that all you got?'

- San Francisco Chronicle

Listen Ahead

Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.

SPONSORED BY

MSAB

The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.