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Wang, Mozart, and Pines of Rome


David Geffen Hall

Price Range



2 hours with intermission

No Late Seating
Date & Times


Feb, 2016

Wednesday, 7:30 PM


Feb, 2016

Thursday, 7:30 PM


Feb, 2016

Friday, 8:00 PM


Feb, 2016

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

The scintillating Yuja Wang, who “always stuns with her virtuosity and catch-me-if-you-can speeds” (The New York Times), shines in Mozart’s boldly spirited Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme. Next stop: a sumptuous tour of the Eternal City with Respighi as your guide in his evocative Pines of Rome, Fountains of Rome, and Roman Festivals.



Piano Concerto No. 9, Jeunehomme



Roman Festivals



Fountains of Rome



Pines of Rome


Charles Dutoit


Charles Dutoit


Charles Dutoit by CAMI


One of today’s most sought after conductors, Charles Dutoit has performed with all the world’s major orchestras, on stages across five continents. He is artistic director and principal conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Recently named conductor laureate of The Philadelphia Orchestra in celebration of his 30-year artistic collaboration with that ensemble, he previously served as music director of the orchestra’s seasons at the Mann Music Center for ten years and of its Saratoga Performing Arts Center seasons for 21 years. He also was artistic director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra for 25 years, and music director of the Orchestre national de France from 1991 to 2001. In 1996 he was appointed principal conductor — and soon thereafter, music director — of Tokyo’s NHK Symphony Orchestra; today he is its music director emeritus. His 200-plus recordings for Decca, Deutsche Grammophone, EMI, Philips, and Erato have earned multiple awards and distinctions, including two Grammys.

Mr. Dutoit regularly collaborates with the Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco symphony orchestras, as well as the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonic orchestras. He is also a regular guest in London, Berlin, Paris, Munich, Moscow, Sydney, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. When he was in his early 20s Herbert Von Karajan invited Mr. Dutoit to conduct the Vienna Staatsoper. He has since conducted at The Metropolitan Opera, Berlin’s Deutsche Oper, Rome Opera, Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón, and the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

Charles Dutoit’s interest in the younger generation has always held an important place in his career, and he has served as music director of the Sapporo Pacific Music Festival and Miyazaki International Music Festival, in Japan, and the Canton International Summer Music Academy, in Guangzhou, China. In 2009 he became music director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra.

Mr. Dutoit’s honors include Honorary Citizen of the City of Philadelphia (1991), Grand Officier de l'Ordre national du Québec (1995), Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France (1996), and Honorary Officer of the Order of Canada (1998). In 2007 he received the Gold Medal of the city of Lausanne (his birthplace), and in 2014 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Classical Music Awards. He holds honorary doctorates from McGill, Montreal, and Laval universities, as well as the Curtis Institute of Music. A globetrotter motivated by his passion for history and archaeology, political science, art, and architecture, he has traveled in all 196 nations of the world.

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Yuja Wang


Yuja Wang


Yuja Wang


Pianist Yuja Wang is ready to register fresh achievements during 2016–17 when she returns to China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts as artist-in-residence, connecting her with new audiences in Beijing and beyond. There, in addition to performing six concerts, Ms. Wang will lead master classes and participate in outreach projects.

Ms. Wang’s forthcoming schedule embraces a broad range of repertoire, from Chopin and Shostakovich to Ravel and Schubert. Bartók’s three piano concertos stand as focal points throughout her 2016–17 season, programmed individually for performances in Cleveland, Dallas, Guangzhou, Stockholm, Taiwan, and Toronto, and as a group for concerts in May and June with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel.

Other highlights include appearances at the 2016 Salzburg, Tanglewood, and Verbier festivals, a return to the Hollywood Bowl, season-opening performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick-Nézet-Séguin, and major tours of Asia and Europe with the San Francisco Symphony and the Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, respectively. She is also set to tour with percussionist Martin Grubinger and violinist Leonidas Kavakos, and will undertake a 13-concert European recital tour next March and April.

Yuja Wang was born into a musical family in Beijing. After childhood piano studies in China, she received advanced training in Canada and at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music under Gary Graffman. Her international breakthrough came in 2007 when she replaced Martha Argerich as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Two years later she signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and has since established her place among the world’s leading artists with a succession of critically acclaimed performances and recordings.

Yuja Wang has been named Musical America’s 2017 Artist of the Year. 

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Special Thanks

Charles Dutoit's appearance is made possible through the Daisy and Paul Soros Endowment Fund.

Yuja Wang's performances this week are made possible through the Lawrence and Ronnie Ackman Family Fund for Distinguished Pianists.


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