Pianist and Global Sensation Lang Lang at Symphony Hall
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The last date listed for Pianist Lang Lang was Sunday January 28, 2007 / 3:00pm.
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Upon hearing the young Maurizio Pollini play in 1960, Arthur Rubinstein -- no slouch at the keyboard himself -- was moved to declare, "that boy can play the piano better than any of us." Over the next half century, Pollini has gone on to prove Rubinstein right, succeeding him as one of the world's premiere interpreters of Frédéric Chopin. Now this man and his "virtually infallible fingers" (The New York Times) come to Boston Symphony Hall for a program of Chopin and Schumann, which promises to be a powerhouse showcase of this great artist's once-in-a-generation talent. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“…he makes playing…seem not some arduous battle but a joyous romp, which is why audiences love him.” —_The New York Times _
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K. 333
Schumann: Fantasie for piano in C major, Op. 17
Six Traditional Chinese Works
Granados: Goyescas, H. 64
Liszt: Isoldens Liebestod: Schlußszene aus Tristan und Isolde, transcription for piano (after Wagner), S. 447; and Hungarian Rhapsody for piano No. 6 in D flat major, S. 244/6
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About the Artist
Lang Lang began the 2006-07 season with opening night gala performances for the Detroit Symphony, Seattle Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He will be heard with orchestras including the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Houston Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Gulbenkian Orchestra. He participates in a residency with the Bavarian Radio Symphony, tours with the Israel Philharmonic and tours with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Daniel Barenboim, including a concert in Carnegie Hall. In the spring, Lang Lang appears with the Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle at the Salzburg Easter Festival. He performs in London with the London Symphony Orchestra and then tours with the LSO in Asia and Spain. He will give the world premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Piano Concerto with the National Symphony and Leonard Slatkin. Lang Lang will be heard in recital in the main concert halls of major cities all over the world, including a tour of Japan and performances in San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall and Boston’s Symphony Hall.
Lang Lang has been seen by millions of television viewers throughout the world. Last June, he performed in the “3 Orchester und Stars” concert in Munich’s Olympic Stadium with three orchestras and Placido Domingo prior to the FIFA Football World Cup. Lang Lang also performed “The Concert for Europe” with the Vienna Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta at Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Recent performances include The Yellow River Concerto, where he was accompanied by 100 pianists and four orchestras in Guangzhou Stadium in China, and his performance of Schubert’s Marche Militaire, where he was accompanied by 300 pianists in his home city’s Shenyang Stadium. His 2004 performance with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic at the Waldbühne was attended by over 20,000 people and was also seen by an international television audience. He has appeared with Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in a performance that was broadcast by Russian National Television. CNN has featured Lang Lang internationally on three programs: NewsNight with Aaron Brown, CNN Sunday Morning with Kyra Phillips, and Inside Asia. Lang Lang has made television appearances on Sesame Street, ABC’s Good Morning America, PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center, CBS’s Sunday Morning, The Early Show and 60 Minutes, and twice on NBC’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He has also been featured in The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Teen People’s issue highlighting the “Top Twenty Teens Who Will Change the World”, _People _Magazine’s “Best of 2003” issue, _Time _Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and Esquire Magazine’s “Best and Brightest” December 2005 issue.
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