Oct 26, 2012
Pianists Lang Lang and Yuja Wang will join Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony for a week of concerts featuring two performances each of Russian piano masterworks, beginning October 27. Yuja Wang, who will tour Asia with the SFS in November, performs Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini October 27 and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 October 31 at Davies Symphony Hall. On November 1 and 2, Lang Lang will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3.
With these concerts, MTT and the SFS preview music that they perform on tour, including Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, Lou Harrison’s “The Family of the Court” from Pacifika Rondo and Henry Cowell’s Music 1957.
Yuja Wang performs the Scherzo from Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra.