Wang, Mozart, and Pines of Rome
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Wang, Mozart, and Pines of Rome

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$29-144

Duration

2 hours with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times

3

Feb, 2016

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

4

Feb, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM

5

Feb, 2016

Friday, 8:00 PM

6

Feb, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

The scintillating Yuja Wang, who “always stuns with her virtuosity and catch-me-if-you-can speeds” (The New York Times), shines in Mozart’s boldly spirited Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme. Next stop: a sumptuous tour of the Eternal City with Respighi as your guide in his evocative Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, and Roman Festivals.

Program

Mozart

Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme

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Respighi

Roman Festivals

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Respighi

Fountains of Rome

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Respighi

Pines of Rome

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Artists

Charles Dutoit

Conductor

Charles Dutoit

Conductor

Charles Dutoit by CAMI

Conductor

Charles Dutoit is artistic director and principal conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; conductor laureate of The Philadelphia Orchestra, a title honoring an artistic collaboration spanning 32 years; and music director emeritus of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, where he was previously principal conductor and later music director.

He recently received the 103rd Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, one of classical music’s highest honors, founded in 1870 to celebrate the centenary of Beethoven’s birth. Mr. Dutoit served as artistic director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 25 years, and was music director of the Orchestre national de France from 1991 to 2001. He performs each season with the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras and the Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, and is a regular guest on stages in London, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Moscow, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo.

When still in his early 20s, Charles Dutoit was invited by Herbert von Karajan to conduct the Vienna Staatsoper. He has since conducted at The Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Rome Opera, Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón, and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

Mr. Dutoit’s interest in supporting the younger generation has always held an important place in his career; he has been music director of the Sapporo Pacific Music Festival and Miyazaki International Music Festival in Japan; the Canton International Summer Music Academy in Guangzhou, China; the Lindenbaum Festival in Seoul, South Korea; and the Verbier Festival Orchestra, where he is now conductor emeritus.

His more than 200 recordings have garnered multiple awards and distinctions including two Grammys. In 2014 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Classical Music Awards. A globetrotter motivated by his passion for history and archaeology, political science, art, and architecture, he has traveled in all 196 nations of the world.

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Yuja Wang

Piano

Yuja Wang

Piano

Yuja Wang

Piano

Beijing-born pianist Yuja Wang is set to achieve new heights in critical superlatives and audience ovations during the 2018–19 season, through recitals, concert series, season residencies, and extensive tours with some of the world’s most venerated ensembles and conductors. In the autumn of 2018 she toured with the Berlin Philharmonic and Kirill Petrenko, then undertook a recital tour to South America and performed several concerts with the Munich Philharmonic, conducted by Valery Gergiev, throughout Asia. It also marked the release of her solo recital album, The Berlin Recital, by Deutsche Grammophon, featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, and Prokofiev, recorded live at the Berlin Philharmonie.

This season Ms. Wang is featured as an artist-in-residence at three of the world's premier venues: Carnegie Hall, with a season-long Perspectives series; the Wiener Konzerthaus, with a Portrait series; and the Luxembourg Philharmonie. In the spring 2019 she embarks on a tour with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to give the first-ever performances of John Adams’s newest piano concerto, and she reunites with cellist Gautier Capuçon for a vast US chamber tour.

Yuja Wang received advanced training in Canada and at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Gary Graffman. Her international breakthrough came in 2007 when she replaced Martha Argerich as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She later signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon, and has since established her place among the world’s leading artists, with a succession of critically acclaimed performances and recordings.

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Special Thanks

Charles Dutoit's appearance is made possible through the Daisy and Paul Soros Endowment Fund.

Yuja Wang's performances this week are made possible through the Lawrence and Ronnie Ackman Family Fund for Distinguished Pianists.

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