Commencing her busy 2023, Yuja Wang returns to perform with the New York Philharmonic this January under the baton of Santtu-Matias Rouvali. These thrilling concerts will feature the New York premiere of former Marie-Josée Kravis Composer-in-Residence Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 3 which was co-commissioned by the NY Phil along with the San Francisco Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, China NCPA Orchestra, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Written for Ms. Wang, the work has already garnered rave reviews in its first outings, with The Wall Street Journal noting:
“Mr. Lindberg’s cadenzas for Ms. Wang in the first and second movements prove spellbinding, not least because they require all manner of subtle dynamic shifts that produce a hitherto unappreciated kaleidoscopic quality in the pianist’s tone. And though they must, in fact, be extraordinarily difficult to play, Ms. Wang dispatched them with typically preternatural ease.”
The program will also include the rousing overture to Rossini’s Semiramide as well as Beethoven’s underrated Symphony No. 2.
Performances occur on January 5, 6, 7, and 10 at David Geffen Hall.
Photo: Pedro Pina / Gulbenkian Música