Yuja Wang’s first two concerts of the year take her to Paris on January 9 and 10, where she joins Michael Tilson Thomas and the Orchestre de Paris in bringing to life three jewels of the romantic repertoire.
The program starts with Schumann’s Concerto for piano in A minor, the most warmly lyrical of the repertoire, an uninterrupted flow of music that bursts with passion. Afterwards, the famous overture to Berlioz’s Roman Carnival, based on themes from the opera Benvenuto Cellini. To wrap up the evening, Brahms’ joyful Symphony No. 2 in D major, with its pastoral atmosphere, traces the roots of its composition to the enchanting and peaceful setting of an Austrian lake in Carinthia where, the musician wrote, “the melodies are born in such numbers that one must be careful not to walk around with one’s foot crushing them”.
This concert is scheduled for live broadcast via Radio Classique on January 10 and will available on Radio Classique’s website for three months after that date.