Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Yuja Wang Piano
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1
(Thursday and Friday performances)
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2
(Saturday and Sunday performances)
Sibelius Symphony No. 3
Brahms wrote just two piano concertos. He was 25 when he completed his youthful and vigorous First Concerto. Two decades later he composed his tremendous Second; Yannick compares the final, fourth movement to playing in heaven, surrounded by angels. The fiery Yuja Wang, Curtis Institute of Music graduate and Philadelphia favorite, returns to her second home for four performances, bringing her technical virtuosity and thoughtful depth of music-making to these two corresponding and harmonious works. Hear them both, paired with Sibelius's Symphony No. 3, a masterpiece of the Finnish national hero.