March 31, 2023
Pianist Xiayin Wang

MINNEAPOLIS (May 24, 2017) — Pianist Xiayin Wang will replace Ingrid Fliter as the featured soloist in three Minnesota Orchestra concerts this June, following Fliter’s withdrawal from the concerts due to family reasons.

Led by Juanjo Mena, the program will remain unchanged, featuring Falla’s Interlude and Dance from La Vida Breve, Debussy’s Images and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23. The concerts are slated for 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, and 8 p.m. on Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, at Orchestra Hall.

Xiayin Wang has made numerous celebrated recordings and performed throughout the world, from Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center to music centers in South America, Europe and Asia. Last November, she released her most recent recording of Ginastera’s Piano Concertos No. 1 and 2 with the BBC Philharmonic and their Music Director Juanjo Mena. She has performed with the Baltimore, Houston and Pittsburgh symphonies, as well as appeared in recitals in Austria, Russia and her native China. Completing her studies at the Shanghai Conservatory, she came to New York in 1997 and holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.

Minnesota Orchestra Classical Concerts
Thursday, June 8, 2017, 11 a.m. / Orchestra Hall
Friday, June 9, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 8 p.m. / Orchestra Hall

Minnesota Orchestra
Juano Mena, conductor
Xiayin Wang, piano (replacing Ingrid Fliter)
FALLA                        Interlude and Dance from La Vida Breve
MOZART                    Concerto No. 23
DEBUSSY                   Images

Tickets: $25 to $79

Subscription packages and individual tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 612-371-5656 (612-371-5642 for subscriptions) or 800-292-4141. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Orchestra Hall Box Office, 1111 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and beginning two hours before all ticketed performances); and at the Minnesota Orchestra Administrative Office, International Center, 5th floor, 920 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis (open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). For more information, call 612-371-5656, or visit For subscriptions, call 612-371-5642 or visit For groups of 10 or more, call 612-371-5662.

All programs, artists, dates, times and prices subject to change.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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