Thursday, February 7, 2008

Wang returns to UR; Dinnerstein in Bach at U.Va.

Yuja Wang, the acclaimed young Chinese pianist who performed in November with the Shanghai Quartet at the University of Richmond, will return to UR’s Modlin Arts Center for a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. She replaces Piotr Anderszewski, who canceled because of illness.

Wang will play Liszt’s Sonata in B minor, Bartók’s Piano Sonata, György Ligeti’s etudes No. 4 ("Fanfares") and No. 10 ("The Sorcerer’s Apprentice"), Chopin’s Waltz in C sharp minor, Prokofiev’s Toccata and Rachmaninoff’s arrangement of the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s incidental music for "A Midsummer Night’s Dream."

Tickets issued for the Anderszewski recital will be honored for Wang’s performance. About 200 tickets ($30) remained available when the substitution was announced.

To order tickets, call the Modlin Center box office at (804) 289-8980;

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The American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is Anderszewski's replacement in a Tuesday Evening Concerts Series date at 8 p.m. Feb. 12 in Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia, in Charlottesville. She will play Bach's "Goldberg" Variations.

Tickets are $21-$25 (waiting list). Details: (434) 924-3984;