Russian National Orchestra

Wed | Feb 24, 2010 | 7:30 pm

Patrick Summers, Conductor

Returning to the Newman Center after their wildly successful appearance in 2008, the Russian National Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Coriolanus overture and Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony. Twenty-two year old Chinese superstar pianist Yuja Wang will join the Orchestra for Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto.

The 100-member RNO has been in demand throughout the music world since its debut in Moscow in 1990. Maestro Patrick Summers is Music Director of the Houston Grand Opera and a regular guest conductor of leading orchestras such as the Metropolitan Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Yuja Wang, Piano Soloist

Born in Beijing in 1987, pianist Yuja Wang has already made a stunning worldwide career as piano soloist. She won the piano competition at the Aspen Music Festival in 2002, her first year of attendance. She won the prestigious Gilmore Young Artist Award for 2006.