October 28, 2012
UA Centennial Hall
“You know he has eleven fingers. He plays the piano like a cat with eleven fingers.” -Daniel Barenboim
Few superstars in classical music are as thrilling as Lang Lang. Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by The New York Times, Lang Lang’s break into stardom came at age 17, when he was called upon as a dramatic lastminute substitution at the “Gala of the Century,” playing a Tchaikovsky concerto with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Since that time he has played in every major city in the world and was seen by over four billion people when he performed at the opening of the Beijing Olympic Games. As a symbol of the youth and future of China, Lang Lang is credited with inspiring 40 million Chinese children to learn classical piano, a phenomenon coined by the “Today” show as “the Lang Lang effect.”
Piano Sonata No.5 in G Major, KV 283
Piano Sonata No.4 in E-flat Major, KV282
Piano Sonata No.8 in A minor, KV 310
Ballade No. 1 Op. 23 in G minor
Ballade No. 2 Op. 38 in F Major
Ballade No. 3 Op. 47 in A-flat Major
Ballade No. 4 Op. 52 in F minor
There is a 5% discount for patrons who purchased tickets for Lang Lang’s scheduled recital last October, which was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. Call the Ticket Office for details.
Event Sponsors: Kai Family Foundation/John & Jihong Kai, Drs. John & Helen Schaefer
Lang Lang: Popular classical music is great, too
Watch behind-the-scenes footage and commentary sharing a day in the life of Lang Lang
Visit Lang Lang's website
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