Pianist Vincent Yang to bring technical skills to Avalon

The Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra will begin its 2016–17 Classics Season with a performance from last year’s Young Artist winner, pianist Vincent Yang.

“Yang Plays Liszt” will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 19–20, at the Avalon Theatre, 645 Main St.

Yang will perform Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” during the Classics concert that will include German composers Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi Overture” and Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1.”

Yang, a Chinese-Canadian pianist, has played the piano since age 7. His expressive performance and technical skills earned him the Young Artist Competition title earlier this year, according to a Daily Sentinel story about the competition.

Tickets to the concert range in cost from $20–$40 for adults or $5 for students.

Three days prior to the first concert, the Grand Junction Symphony Guild will present a meet-and-greet with the symphony’s new music director, Charles Latshaw.

Mingle with the Maestro will be from 6–7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Heirlooms for Hospice, 635 Main St. Tickets cost $20, and space is limited.

Mingle with the Maestro will feature wine, hard cider and Hungarian and German fare in keeping with the concerts’ composer’s nationalities.

Purchase tickets for both the concert and Mingle with the Maestro at the symphony’s office, 414 Main St., by calling 243-6787 or at gjso.org.


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