All Events »

Pianist Yuja Wang — Simon and Beethoven

July 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Internationally acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang will perform at Tanglewood on opening weekend 2022. Press photo courtesy of the artist
Yuja Wang

Andris Nelsons conducts Carlos Simon’s Warmth from Other Suns, Duke Ellington and and Beethoven with internationally acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang.

Carlos SIMON Warmth from Other Suns, for string orchestra
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4
ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
ELLINGTON A Tone Parallel to Harlem

Yuja Wang brings her powerhouse artistry to Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto, a piece renowned for its groundbreaking approach to the form and exquisite dialogue between piano and orchestra.

Andris Nelsons also leads the BSO in two pieces by the seminal Duke Ellington; the composer described A Tone Poem to Harlem as a musical stroll through the city on a Sunday morning, and Three Black Kings – originally written as a eulogy for Martin Luther King, Jr. — was the last piece Ellington worked on before his death.

Get tickets »

Prelude Concert: TMC Fellows at 6 p.m.

Studio E, Linde Center for Music and Learning, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA
Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center.

HARRIS Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
ENESCU Octet in C, Op. 7

Join the 2024 summer Fellows for a mini-concert before the main event to whet your musical appetite.
Admission to 6pm Prelude Concerts is available to patrons with tickets to that evening’s 8 p.m. performance.

Pianist Yuja Wang is celebrated for her charismatic artistry, emotional honesty, and captivating stage presence. She has performed with the world’s most venerated conductors, musicians and ensembles, and is renowned not only for her virtuosity, but her spontaneous and lively performances.

She recently demonstrated her skill and charisma in a marathon performance of the works of Rachmaninoff at Carnegie Hall alongside conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Philadelphia Orchestra. This historic event celebrating 150 years since the birth of Rachmnainoff included performances of all four of his concertos, plus the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in one afternoon, and saw queues around the block for tickets on the day of.

In the 2023-24 season, Wang embarked on a highly-anticipated international recital tour, performing in world-class venues across North America, Europe, and Asia, astounding audiences once more with her flair, technical ability and exceptional artistry in a wide-ranging program including works by Beethoven and Scriabin.

During 2022-23 she also gave the world premiere of Magnus Lindberg’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, and further performances the work all over North America and Europe throughout the season.

Wang was born into a musical family in Beijing. After childhood piano studies in China, she received advanced training in Canada and at the 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.

She was named Musical America’s artist of the year in 2017, and in 2021 received an Opus Klassik Award for her world-premiere recording of John Adams’ Must the Devil Have all the Good Tunes? with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.

By the Way Berkshires is a digital magazine exploring creative life and community — art and performance, food and the outdoors — and I’m writing it for you, with local voices, because I’ve gotten to know this rich part of the world as a writer and journalist, and I want to share it with you.

If you’d like to see the website grow, you can join me for a few dollars a month, enough for a cup of coffee and a cider doughnut. Members get access to extra stories and multimedia, itineraries a bookmark tool. Let me know what you're looking for, and we’ll explore together.

Event Details

Details

Date:
July 13
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Categories:
,

Event Location

Tanglewood
297 West St.
Lenox, MA
413-637-1666

Browse Events

Calendar of Events

M Mon

T Tue

W Wed

T Thu

F Fri

S Sat

S Sun

1 event,

2 events,

1 event,

7 events,

5 events,

10 events,

9 events,

0 events,

1 event,

2 events,

4 events,

7 events,

15 events,

4 events,

1 event,

2 events,

1 event,

4 events,

4 events,

11 events,

8 events,

2 events,

2 events,

3 events,

6 events,

6 events,

14 events,

6 events,

2 events,

3 events,

2 events,

4 events,

4 events,

9 events,

2 events,

BTW Berkshires
Shares