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Symphony 02

Performs Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5
Friday 28 August 2015

Michael Tilson Thomas Conductor

Yuja Wang Piano

Ives ‘Decoration Day’ from New England Holidays
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5

Young Chinese pianist Yuja Wang has been widely celebrated for her poetic, penetrating performances that balance clarity, detail and fearsome power. She’s the soloist in the San Francisco Symphony’s second Festival concert under Michael Tilson Thomas, performing the most touchingly lyrical of Beethoven’s piano concertos, whose simple melodiousness is the ideal match for her subtle, nuanced playing.

Tchaikovsky charts a dramatic struggle against fate in his powerful Fifth Symphony, which includes some of his most rousing, emotional music, and draws on the orchestra’s renowned expressive power and tonal brilliance. Tilson Thomas opens the concert with the atmospheric American celebration of Ives’s Decoration Day.

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  • Running time: 
    2 hours approximately

Supported by

Dunard Fund

With additional support from

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U.S. Embassy, London



San Francisco Symphony

Michael Tilson Thomas Conductor

Yuja Wang Piano

Ives ‘Decoration Day’ from New England Holidays
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5


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Photo: Ian Douglas

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Grand circle: £46 £39 £26
Stalls: £46 £39 £32
Upper circle: £26 £20 £14
Organ gallery: £14

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% off
Students: 50% off
Young Scot card holders: 50% off
Senior citizens: 50% off
Unemployed: 50% off
Equity card holders: 50% off
MU card holders: 50% off