NJPAC to Welcome Pianist Yuja Wang, 12/7

NJPAC to Welcome Pianist Yuja Wang, 12/7

Acclaimed piano recitalist, Yuja Wang brings her graceful stage presence and fresh interpretations of works by the greatest composers to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 PM in the Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)

Schubert: Sonata in A, D. 664, Op. 120
Schubert/Liszt: Excerpts from Schwanengesang, D. 957
Scriabin: Sonata No. 9, Op. 68
2 Poèmes, Op. 63
Plus other works
Balakirev: Islamey

One of classical music's newest superstars, this Grammy-nominated artist has been classified by The Detroit News as "simply the most important pianist to appear in recent years - period."

Regularly lauded for her prodigious technique, Yuja has been praised for her authority over the most complex technical demands of the repertoire. She has performed here and abroad with top orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the San Francisco Symphony.

Her playing combines the spontaneity and fearless imagination of youth with the discipline and precision of a mature artist. "Sure, she can treat delicate subject matter with appropriate delicacy," wrote one critic in The Washington Times. "But when she feels it's called for, she can attack a Steinway concert grand with volcanic fury and blow her audience away with a tremendous passion you're not quite expecting."

George Marriner Maull will host a Bank of America Classical Overture pre-performance talk, free to all ticket-holders. Learn more about the evening's program, gain valuable insight into the artists and composers, and deepen your experience by learning just what to listen for during the live performance. The talk begins one hour prior to curtain.