The sensational young pianist did it last year, late in the season. (Louis Lortie came to the rescue.) Now she’s done it again, late in the season, late in the day. Wang has cancelled her appearances with the Pacific Symphony June 2-5. Word went out Friday afternoon. “Due to illness” was the reason given. We hope she’s OK, of course.
She was to perform Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” with Carl St.Clair and the orchestra. Conrad Tao, a 16-year-old Chinese-American pianist, will step in and perform the same piece.
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