So art-lovers and music-lovers alike will not want to miss an evening in which the brilliant young pianist plays pieces that blend with the artworks in Hockney's autobiographical David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (nor further away and smaller).
Hockney's vivid works will unfold on floor-to-ceiling screens with the virtuoso player at the keyboard.
'The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven)' © David Hockney
The connection between Hockney's art and music is already established. 'The 50 minute experience is perfectly synchronised,' wrote Culture Whisper when the show opened in February, 'so that when he remarks that roads on maps can look like squiggles those same roads appear on the floor next to us, or as he mentions sketchbooks we’re suddenly enveloped on all sides by his hand flicking through dozens of them.
'While a section of his paintings of the theatre finds the marching characters come to life as a composition by Wagner booms throughout the space.'
Wang's programme is yet to be revealed, but we can be sure of plenty of aural fireworks to complement Hockney's irrepressibly vibrant colours. It all adds up to an evening that has that special 'Were you there?' quality.
Lightroom Live: Yuja x Hockney is at the Lightroom, Coal Drops Yard, 12 Lewis Cubitt Square, London N1C 4DY
|What||Lightroom Live: Yuja x Hockney|
|Where||Coal Drops Yard, Stable Street, London, N1C 4AB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
28 Sep 23 – 30 Sep 23, Two performances on three evenings, at 7PM & 9PM
|Price||£49.50; glass of crémant for some seats|
|Website||Click here for details and booking|