The dress rehearsal of the 30th Season opening program of Russian Masterworks featuring piano virtuoso Yuja Wang with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting was on Friday, October 13 from 10:00 AM–12:30PM at the New World Center on Miami Beach.
Wang, Musical America’s 2017 Artist of the Year, performed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Concerto, a worldly kaleidoscope of styles—from New York jazz to Parisian impressionism.
Next, Sergei Prokofiev’s Fifth Concerto was a showstopper. Drama and romance leapt from Prokofiev’s vivid portrayal of Shakespeare’s classic. And Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espanol brought the fiery rhythms of flamenco to the orchestra stage, as a finale.
Following the rehearsal FAN attendees joined New World Symphony Fellows for a box lunch in the atrium.
The delightful event was hosted by Deborah Slott and Sydney Carpel,