Yuja Wang plays Rachmaninoff

September 19, 2023, 8:00 pm

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Yuja Wang (Photo: Julia Wesely)

After an ‘extraordinary’ Proms debut last season, rising-star conductor Klaus Mäkelä is reunited with sensational pianist Yuja Wang for Rachmaninoff’s glittering Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – its mercurial moods and technical demands a tour de force for any soloist. American baritone Thomas Hampson joins forces with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Walton’s biblical blockbuster Belshazzar’s Feast – a choral symphony with an epic impact. Orchestral color is also on display in Jimmy López Bellido’s Perú negro – a vibrant homage to the songs, dances and traditions of Afro-Peruvian music.

Description via BBC


Jimmy López Bellido: Perú negro
UK premiere

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Yuja Wang, piano

William Walton: Belshazzar’s Feast
Thomas Hampson, baritone