RACHMANINOFF WITH JOYCE YANG

Nov 19, 2016

8:00 PM

Rachmaninoff with Joyce Yang

Nov 19, 2016 8:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Pre-Concert talk at 7:00 PM

For more information and tickets call the Symphony box office at (562) 436-3203 ext. 0

Long Beach Performing Arts Center,
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor

Joyce Yang, Piano

Glinka

Russlan and Ludmilla Overture

Rachmaninoff

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op. 43

Respighi

Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome

RACHMANINOFF WITH JOYCE YANG

2005 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Silver Medalist, Joyce Yang will dazzle with a performance of Rachmaninoff’s well known Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The work offers great rhythmic vitality, including the heart-swooning tune that entered mainstream cultural consciousness in the movie, Somewhere in Time. It will be preceded by Glinka’s whirlwind Ruslan and Ludmilla Overture, an energetic curtain-raiser with a uniquely Russian heroic feeling based on the eponymous 1820 poem by Alexander Pushkin. Your evening is capped off with two incredible works by Ottorino Respighi that exude a wide range of rich instrumental colors signifying the composer’s vivid impressions of Rome. This is a night of exuberance and grandeur not to be missed!

Photo credit: KT Kim

Mei-Ann Chen, Conductor

An innovative and passionate force both on and off the conductor's podium, Mei-Ann Chen is one of America's most dynamic young conductors. Music Director of the Memphis Symphony since 2010 and of the Chicago Sinfonietta since 2011, she has infused both orchestras with energy, enthusiasm …

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Joyce Yang, Piano

Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. As a Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medalist and Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, …

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