Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff at Dr. Phillips Center. Hang on tight as piano superstar Yuja Wang (“one of the most talented, enthralling, and even mesmerizing performers on the world scene” ~ HuffPost) takes you on a wild ride with Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto! The composer—a virtuoso himself—packed in plenty of fireworks to challenge even the most athletic of pianists. Yuja also solos in another of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos —the rare Fourth Piano Concerto, where orchestra and piano meet in Rachmaninoff’s signature sound, lush chords (a nod to jazz), and hinting at the composer he is to become with the early shadows of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and his future cinematic style. Plus, Debussy’s iconic (and notorious) masterpiece, from sinuous flute introduction to final languorous bars…erotic reveries in all their voluptuous, ephemeral beauty.
Eric Jacobsen, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
Debussy – Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 4
Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 1
Celebrating its 30th Season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. The Philharmonic annually presents the 11-concert Classics Series and Pops Series in Steinmetz Hall as well as its Focus Series and Symphony Storytime Series at The Plaza Live, a historic Central Florida venue. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s vision is to enrich, inspire, and serve the Central Florida community through the transformative power of live music, and it presents more than 170 live concerts and impacts more than 70,000 children, youth, and families annually through its Young People’s Concerts, Symphony Storytime Series, Notes in Your Neighborhood program, and free outdoor community concerts.
A resident company of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Philharmonic is proud to perform in the new Steinmetz Hall, one of the finest venues for acoustic music in the country. The Orlando Philharmonic is a Partner Organization of the National Alliance for Audition Support, an initiative to increase diversity in American Orchestras. Learn more at orlandophil.org.