Sibelius Symphony No 2


with Yuja Wang

Sun 15 Mar 2015 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes
SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto No 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
SIBELIUS Symphony No 2

Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
Yuja Wang piano
Philip Cobb trumpet
London Symphony Orchestra

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Recorded for broadcast on Mezzo TV

The second of Michael Tilson Thomas ‘s birthday concerts. Britten’s atmospheric Four Sea Interludes preface another appearance by 26-year-old Yuja Wang, critically hailed as 'the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today'. Russian piano music is central to her repertoire, and here she tackles Shostakovich’s lively First Piano Concerto, with its cheeky trumpet obbligato. Sibelius’s majestic Second Symphony provides a rousing conclusion to this celebratory occasion.