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Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang Plays Bartók

Fri Mar 29 — Sat Mar 30, 2024

Orchestra Hall

~2 hours, including intermission

Pianist Yuja Wang has graced stages all over the world, earning rave reviews that describe her performances as daredevil, dazzling and captivating. Now, she makes her Minnesota Orchestra debut in an exhilarating piano concerto by Bela Bartók alongside returning guest conductor Hannu Lintu. The Orchestra also performs Rachmaninoff’s Second Symphony in this concert that travels through starry nights, showcases extreme technical prowess, and fills the soul with feelings of deep romance and passion.

A Few Things to Know

  1. An incredibly difficult piece to perform, Bartók’s Second Piano Concerto—which was composed in 1930—has not been heard at Orchestra Hall since 1992 and was programmed only one additional time prior to that performance.
  2. Yuja Wang has had many works written for her by prominent composers around the world, including Jennifer Higdon, John Adams, Rodion Shchedrin, Michael Tilson Thomas and Tan Dun.
  3. Beloved Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho passed away on June 2, 2023, in Paris. Her Ciel d’hiver was orginally scheduled for a Minnesota Orchestra program in June 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Date & Time





    Ciel d’hiver


    Piano Concerto No. 2


    Symphony No. 2


Minnesota Orchestra

Hannu Lintu


Yuja Wang


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Accessibility Services

  • Armless & Bariatric Chairs
  • Assistive Listening Devices
  • Large-Print Programs
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Service Animals
  • Wheelchair & Accessible Seating

Additional services are available upon request.



The 2023-2024 Classical Season is presented by Ameriprise Financial.