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Yuja Wang (photo by Felix Broede)

National Symphony Orchestra: Andrew Litton, conductor/Yuja Wang, piano, plays Higdon

Pianist Yuja Wang premieres Jennifer Higdon's Piano Concerto with Grammy-winning conductor Andrew Litton. Also on the program are Rimsky-Korsakov's Suite from The Snow Maiden and Tchaikovsky's First Symphony.

  • Dec. 3 - 5, 2009
  • Concert Hall
  • 1 hour, 28 minutes
  • $20.00 - $85.00
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 AfterWords: Thu., Dec. 3 performance is followed by a free discussion with guest conductor Andrew Litton, pianist Yuja Wang, and composer Jennifer Higdon, moderated by NSO Director of Artistic Planning Nigel Boon.  

Program and Notes

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
 Suite from The Snow Maiden
HIGDON
 Piano Concerto
Commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, DC, Iván Fischer, Principal Conductor, through a generous gift from the John and June Hechinger Commissioning Fund for New Orchestral Works
TCHAIKOVSKY
 Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 "Winter Dreams"

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