Yuja Wang performing for the first time at the OSM

Recognized for her daring and virtuosity, Yuja Wang is one of the most sought-after pianists, currently under contract to the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label. She has racked up several honours, including a “Best Debut Album” mention from International Piano magazine for her first disc. In this first appearance with the OSM, she performs Prokofiev’s popular Piano Concerto No. 3 alongside French conductor Jean-Claude Casadesus.

The program will also include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique,” irrefutably the composer’s musical testament. Of heart-rending beauty, the last movement is a premonition of his approaching death. Written to commemorate the 37th anniversary of the Revolution, Shostakovich’s Festive Overture completes this Russian-flavoured program.

Performance dates:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014* – 7 p.m.
*The Wednesday, April 23 performance is part of the new OSM Express series. This concert is shorter and will not include the work by Shostakovich. These short OSM Express concerts, are presented early in the evening and with no intermission.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 – 8 p.m.
This concert is part of the OSM Saturday Evenings series.

For tickets and information: www.osm.ca 514-842-9951 or 1-888-842-9951


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