Saturday, October 14th, 2017
Let the celebration begin! MTT opens NWS’s 30th Anniversary Season with a blockbuster program of Russian masterworks starring piano virtuoso Yuja Wang. One of the world’s greatest talents and Musical America’s 2017 Artist of the Year, Wang takes on two musical giants with her trademark panache. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Concerto is a worldly kaleidoscope of styles — from New York jazz to Parisian impressionism — while Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Concerto is a wildly virtuosic showstopper. Drama and romance leap from Prokofiev’s vivid portrayal of Shakespeare’s classic and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio espanol brings the fiery rhythms of flamenco to the orchestra stage.