New Jersey Performing Arts Center Presents an Evening with London Symphony Orchestra
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Gianandrea Noseda, one of today's most acclaimed conductors, with pianist Yuja Wang as the soloist for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. London Symphony Orchestra performs Shostakovich's rebellious Fifth Symphony.
Dmitri Shostakovich's defiant music was silenced by Soviet authority. His response could have cost him his life. But it proved to be his greatest triumph. Saturday, October 29, 2016 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)About Gianandrea Noseda
Renowned Italian conductor Gianandrea Noseda was recently appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, starting from season 2016-2017, and as the new Music Director of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, to succeed Christoph Eschenbach from the season 2017-2018. Widely recognized as one of the leading conductors of his generation, he is Musical America's 2015 Conductor of the Year. His appointment as Music Director of the Teatro Regio Torino in 2007, propelled the opera company onto the global stage with new productions, world tours, recordings, and film projects, making it one of Italy's most important cultural ambassadors. Noseda is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués and Artistic Director of the Stresa Festival (Italy). He was at the helm of the BBC Philharmonic from 2002 to 2011 and, in 1997, he was appointed the first foreign Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre, a position he held for a decade. A native of Milan, Maestro Noseda is Cavaliere Ufficiale al Merito della Repubblica Italiana, marking his contribution to the artistic life of Italy. About Yuja Wang
A pianist that radiates palpable magnetism and a distinctly contemporary sensibility, Yuja Wang is an astounding artist whose awe-inspiring technique is matched only by her eloquence as a musician. Called "... one of the best young pianist around" by The New York Times, Wang has established herself as an international sensation and a fixture among the world's leading orchestras, including Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington; the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, Orquesta Nacional de España, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Mariinsky Orchestra, the Israel and China Philharmonics, NHK Symphony, Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Championed early on by preeminent Maestros including Gustavo Dudamel, Michael Tilson Thomas and the late Claudia Abbado, she is one of today's most sought after soloists. This season includes performances of Turangalila as well as a debut with the Vienna Philharmonic. The 2016-17 season sees Yuja named as Artist-in-Residence at the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing. The New Yorker praises Wang as "A rare combination of flamboyance and intelligence."
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