2023-2024 Mainstage Series

The PSO’s final mainstage concert brings the 26th season to a powerful crescendo with the energetic and celebratory symphonic overture, Carnival by Antonin Dvorak and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, an ever-popular cornerstone masterpiece in the symphonic repertoire. The concert will be rounded out by a performance of the first movement of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16 from the winner of the 2024 Young Artist Competition, Benny Wang. 

View the full concert program here. 

Benny has received top prizes at numerous competitions, including first places at 2023 Elite International Music Competition and American Protégé International Piano & Strings Competition 2023. He was first place winner of the 2023 Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Student Concerto Competition. Benny also got Honorable Mention at the 2022 International Young Artists Concerto Competition and twice performed as a soloist with the Chicago Arts Orchestra under conductors Vladimir Kulenovic and Conner Gray Covington. He has performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Buntrock Hall of Chicago Symphony Center, and the Harpa Hall of Reykjavik in Iceland.

Outside of music, Benny is passionate about competition math and computer programming. He also enjoys running for his school’s cross country team.