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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
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San Francisco Performances Presents
Joyce Yang, Piano

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 7:30pm | $70/$55/$45
Herbst Theatre

BACH: French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
RACHMANINOFF: Ten Preludes, Op. 23
TCHAIKOVSKY: Barcarolle in G Minor “June” from The Seasons, Opus 37a
LISZT: Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 9, 2021—SAN FRANCISCO, CA—November 9, 2021—San Francisco Performances (SFP) presents pianist Joyce Yang on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 7:30pm at Herbst Theatre.

Blesssed with "poetic and sensitive pianism" (Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color” (San Francisco Classical Voice), Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. In solo recital, Yang's innovative programs have been praised as ”extraordinary” and “kaleidoscopic” (Los Angeles Times).

“Pianist Joyce Yang makes her solo SFP recital debut in this concert, having already appeared twice on our stage with the Alexander String Quartet. We are proud to introduce captivating artists like Joyce Yang, and later in the season, Isata Kanneh-Mason (Mar 7, 2022), on our Piano Series this season.” —Melanie Smith, SFP President

Yang first came to international attention in 2005 when she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. In 2006 Yang made her celebrated New York Philharmonic debut alongside Lorin Maazel at Avery Fisher Hall along with the orchestra's tour of Asia, making a triumphant return to her hometown of Seoul, South Korea. Yang's subsequent appearances with the New York Philharmonic have included opening night of the 2008 Leonard Bernstein Festival-an appearance made at the request of Maazel in his final season as music director. The New York Times pronounced her performance in Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety a “knockout.”

In the last decade, Yang has blossomed into an “astonishing artist” (Neue Zurcher Zeitung), showcasing her colorful musical personality in solo recitals and collaborations with the world’s top orchestras and chamber musicians through more than 1,000 debuts and re-engagements. She received the 2010 Avery Fisher Career Grant and earned her first Grammy nomination (Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance) for her recording of Franck, Kurtag, Previn & Schumann with violinist Augustin Hadelich (”One can only sit in misty-eyed amazement at their insightful flair and spontaneity.” —The Strad).

Notable orchestral engagements have included the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the BBC Philharmonic, as well as the Toronto, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. She was also featured in a five-year Rachmaninoff concerto cycle with Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee Symphony, to which she brought “an enormous palette of colors, and tremendous emotional depth” (Milwaukee Sentinel Journal).

The evening’s program will be as follows:
BACH: French Suite No. 5 in G Major, BWV 816
RACHMANINOFF: Ten Preludes, Op. 23
TCHAIKOVSKY: Barcarolle in G Minor “June” from The Seasons
LISZT: Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178

Tickets are $70/$55/$45 and can be purchased at sfperformances.org or by calling 415.392.2545. Tickets can also be purchased at the door as available including 50% off student rush tickets and 20% off senior rush tickets.

Please note our current health and safety protocols: Per San Francisco city guidelines, SF Performances requires all patrons ages 12 years and older, to show proof of full vaccination with a photo ID to attend performances. Masks will still be required at concerts until further notice. Full details of our safety protocols and practices are available here. Also note that social distanced seating is no longer required at SFP events.

About San Francisco Performances

San Francisco Performances has been a leader in the Bay Area cultural scene since our founding in 1979. With a strong curatorial vision and adventurous programming, we are the city’s premier presenter of intimate concerts and solo performances.

We have introduced hundreds of established and emerging classical music, jazz and dance artists to audiences, including Yo-Yo Ma, the Juilliard String Quartet, Philip Glass, Wendy Whelan, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company. We also champion a new generation, committed to building a contemporary and equitable repertoire. Performers like violinist Jennifer Koh, tenor Lawrence Brownlee and pianist/composer Vijay Iyer are moving their art into the present and future, making it accessible to younger audiences while converting many traditionalists to new possibilities. They represent the path forward.

Quality, intimacy and connection are the hallmarks of San Francisco Performances. We nurture unique relationships with today’s best artists to create an accessible, warm, and engaging arts experience.

Through successful partnerships with artists, Bay Area schools and community organizations, SFP has also established one of the most recognized and respected performing arts education programs in the country. Anchored by the artist residency program that brings artists into classrooms and community workshops, the arts education projects help expose new audiences, young and old, to the great performers of our time. San Francisco Performances’ outreach promotes active engagement with the performing arts, deepening the experience while opening events to diverse audiences.

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Joyce Yang, piano
WHEN: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 7:30pm
WHERE: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Avenue (at McAllister), San Francisco
PROGRAM:: BACH, RACHMANINOFF, TCHAIKOVSKY and LISZT
CONCERT TICKETS: $70/$55/$45
CONTACT: (415) 392.2545; sfperformances.org

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