Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in Toronto

 On October 20 and 22, Yuja Wang will join the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 3 under the baton of Gustavo Gimeno. A co-commission by the TSO, this new work was specifically written for Ms. Wang who premiered it with the San Francisco Symphony this past weekend. Ms. Wang’s performance of the concerto has already garnered rave reviews, with the SF Chronicle exclaiming:

“It doesn’t matter how many notes or chords you throw at her, or how rapidly you string them together — 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?’ That scary brilliance surfaced yet again in Davies Symphony Hall on Thursday, Oct. 13, when she joined Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony for the world premiere of the massive Piano Concerto No. 3 commissioned by the orchestra from Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg. It’s a piece with more notes per square yard than just about anything in the repertoire, and Wang blazed her way through it as if it were a training piece.”

The concert’s program will also include Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 “Romantic” (1878/80 version) and the world premiere of Janet Sit’s Omega Threes <*)))<: Celebration Prelude which is also a commission by the TSO.

Photo: Julia Wesely