Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Yuja Wang travels to Boston for concerts with the Boston Symphony Orchestra on February 14, 15 & 16, led by Andris Nelsons. Yuja plays Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, and completing the program is Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9. Ms. Wang was commended for her recent performance of Schumann’s exuberant showpiece with the Wiener Symphoniker in January: “Robert Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor” begins with a powerful beat. Yuja Wang makes it and plays the piano part assigned to her with empathy, verve and intimacy. It is a beautiful interplay with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.” (

Program description from BSO:

“Andris Nelsons and the BSO are joined by the firebrand Chinese pianist Yuja Wang for Schumann’s Piano Concerto, a work blending the composer’s unique Romantic lyricism and brilliance. The concerto began as a single-movement Fantasia written for his wife Clara, who was considered one of the great virtuosos of the age. Bruckner’s magisterial Symphony No. 9, a work left just short of completion at the composer’s death in 1896, shows the continuing influence of Wagner in its harmonic language and scope, with the particular Austrian grace and gift for counterpoint for which Bruckner was known.”