Orlando Phil to kick off 2021 with big return to Exploria Stadium with guest Yuja Wang


The Orlando Phil at Mead Garden earlier this year - PHOTO COURTESY THE ORLANDO PHIL/FACEBOOK
  • Photo courtesy the Orlando Phil/Facebook
  • The Orlando Phil at Mead Garden earlier this year
The Orlando Philharmonic kicked off their season with a big show at Exploria Stadium β€” now they're set to start off 2021 right with a return to the downtown soccer stadium.

Back in September, the Phil returned to the stage at Exploria, becoming the first orchestra to play a full show in an American soccer stadium. On Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, they're playing the stadium again alongside celebrated guest pianist Yuja Wang.

The evening's program, Yuja Wang Plays Strauss, will spotlight the star pianist the San Francisco Chronicle called "the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today." This will be Wang's first return to live performance since March of this year.

"It is truly a dream come true to be able to welcome the amazing and inimitable Yuja Wang to Orlando,” said Eric Jacobsen, Orlando Phil music director in a press statement. β€œShe is simply without par in the piano world today, and I can't wait to work with her to bring Strauss's witty, zany and virtuosic "Burleske" to Orlando Philharmonic audiences."

Tickets for the Orlando Phil's upcoming performance at Exploria on Jan. 9 are available for purchase through Ticketmaster. The show will be be limited capacity with socially distanced seating.

Please follow CDC guidelines and Orange County advisories to stay safe, and please support this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you news on how coronavirus is affecting Central Florida. Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation. Every little bit helps.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.