“Lang Lang is in unbelievable demand as soloist,” says Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair. “There isn’t an orchestra in the world who wouldn’t want to have him on their series this season or any season. We are indeed honored that he has chosen to return to Orange County and Pacific Symphony to perform two major concertos. It will be an honor for me to have the chance to work with him again. We are truly blessed!
“Lang Lang embodies music,” continues St.Clair. “He understands the power of music and how it can elevate our lives. Through his electrifying, probing performances we are all transformed and enriched. Both Franz Liszt and Beethoven were piano virtuosos of their day. What better way to experience these concertos than by our modern day virtuoso, Lang Lang?”
Classical music superstar Lang Lang returns to Pacific Symphony for a one-night-only special event, led by Music Director Carl St.Clair, on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Recently honored with carrying the Olympic Torch for the 2012 Summer Games and performing for Queen Elizabeth II at the Diamond Jubilee, the 30-year-old Chinese piano virtuoso has been for some time garnering attention the world over, playing sold-old recitals and concerts in every major city. Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet,” by The New York Times, Lang Lang joins the Symphony for not one, but two of the most demanding piano concertos in the repertoire: Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, the “Emperor.”
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