MTT and Yuja Wang: Adams, Beethoven, Brahms

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Yuja Wang, a firebrand whose “artistic eloquence,” says the Chronicle, “is second to none,” applies her “superhuman” hands to Beethoven’s poetic Piano Concerto. “You can’t have any idea what it’s like always to hear such a giant marching behind you,” said Brahms about writing a symphony after Beethoven had revolutionized the form. He took 20 years to complete his First, the dramatic opening of which boldly announces the torrent of emotions—and melodies—finally released.

“[Wang has] practically superhuman keyboard technique with artistic eloquence that is second to none.” —SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

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On Thursday, March 7, the San Francisco Symphony performs this concert at the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. For more information about this beautiful, state-of-the-art venue, please visit


Yuja Wang


Samuel Adams


San Francisco Symphony



Piano Concerto No. 4


Symphony No. 1

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

Concert Length is approximately 2 hours.

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  1. Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall Add to iCalendar

  2. Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Weill Hall in Rohnert Park, CA Add to iCalendar

  3. Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall Add to iCalendar

  4. Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 8:00pm

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Pre- and post-show Events

Inside Music, an informative talk with Alexandra Amati-Camperi, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders.

Davies After Hours, a post-concert music event featuring Tin Hat, begins immediately after the March 8 concert in the Second Tier lobby-turned-lounge. Free to concertgoers. Learn more.

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