Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Yuja Wang piano
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and Piano Concerto No. 1 (Thursday and Saturday)
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 4 (Friday and Sunday)
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
“Philadelphia has the finest orchestra I have ever heard at any time or any place in my whole life. I don’t know that I would be exaggerating if I said that it is the finest orchestra the world has ever heard.”—Sergei Rachmaninoff
Yuja Wang brings her electrifying style to the Orchestra stage for two must-see performances of Rachmaninoff’s piano concertos in a celebration for his 150th birthday. The Philadelphia Orchestra premiered the Piano Concerto No. 4 in March 1927 with the composer as soloist. A decade later, the Academy of Music and Carnegie Hall hosted a 1939 Rachmaninoff Cycle featuring the composer at the piano and on the podium, one of the outstanding musical events of all time.