Williams Writes New Prelude for his Piano Scherzo

John Williams has written a new ‘Prelude’ for his Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra, a concert piece first performed in 2014, as announced by pianist Gloria Cheng, who will premiere the new Prelude with the Albany Symphony ‘next season’.

Cheng will perform the European Premiere of Williams’ original piece (sans the new Prelude) on June 21 (World Music Day) at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona.

Watch: Scherzo for Piano and Orchestra (World Premiere) by Lang Lang and the China Philharmonic Orchestra, July 1, 2014: