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Yuja Wang opens Louisville Orchestra's 80th season / The Voice Tribune

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The great classical soloists have always enjoyed celebrity, from Niccolo Paganini, the touring virtuoso, to Enrico Caruso, the first star signed by RCA records, to Leonard Bernstein, who brought classical music to Americans via television. The same goes for modern stars such as Hilary Hahn, Joshua Bell, Yo Yo Ma and the late Jacqueline du Pre, who shared something beyond fame with her fans. They are heroes of the classical music world, and, to some degree, household names.

Yuja Wang is no exception to this. The brilliant young pianist will perform with Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra Saturday, September 23 at the Kentucky Center's Whitney Hall, raising the curtain on the Orchestra's 80th season.

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