CSO Prelude- Heart of Hungary
Returning conductor Carlos Kalmar led a Hungarian-influenced program featuring Yuja Wang (Gramophone Magazine's 2009 Young Artist of the Year) in her CSO debut. She performed Bartók's virtuosic Concerto No. 2, by turns fiery, fierce and lyrical. Brahms' hot-blooded "gypsy" finale brought the concert to a spectacular close.