Go behind the music of our January 19-21 concerts, A Perfect Pair: Mozart and Mahler! Discover more about our featured piano soloist, Joyce Yang, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor as she discusses growing up as a pianist, touring with management, and her mindset during performances. Take a further look at Insights from Sebastian Jimenez, MSO Marketing Associate about Mozart, Mahler, and the background of the works for this concert. Hear from John DeMain about why the works were programmed together, how he learned of Joyce Yang, and dive in depth behind the story of each movement of the Mahler.
Interview with John DeMain
John DeMain discusses why the works were programmed together, how he learned about Joyce Yang, details the backstory of the movements of Mahler’s 5th Symphony, and more.
Interview with Joyce Yang, January 2024
Joyce Yang discusses Mozart’s Piano Concert No. 24 and more.
Interview and Q&A Videos with Joyce Yang
These videos were captured at an MSOL member event during Joyce Yang’s 2019 visit to Madison.
Joyce Yang discusses growing up as a pianist, performing for Juilliard faculty at age 9, and moving from Korea to New York to pursue performing professionally.
Joyce Yang discusses an impactful musical moment and how it shaped her as a performer.
Joyce Yang discusses medaling in the Cliburn Piano Competition and balancing dozens of performances a year.
Joyce discusses her mindset while performing and how music can be a way to escape reality.
Insights from Sebastian Jimenez, MSO Marketing Associate
The background of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
Discusses how rare it is for Mozart to delve into the minor mode in his compositions
Mahler’s life while writing his 5th symphony, including various health issues he was facing and how that influenced his composition
The background of Mahler’s 5th Symphony, how it varies from his other symphonies, and musical influences