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Lang Lang, piano
Sunday, October 30, 3:00PM
This young pianist has zoomed to international celebrity in a uniquely contemporary way. There has been a whirlwind of talk about Lang Lang in his relatively short career. But the truth of Lang Lang, as with most rapidly maturing artists, is in the hearing. Lang Lang’s emerging triumph may be the way he has withstood the demands of stardom to become a deep and sophisticated musician.
"The ebullient Lang Lang is maturing as an artist … his playing is refined, almost severe. He has an intelligent way of shaping phrases, controlling dynamics, varying articulations ... a captivating performance, the kind that you remember as much for its quiet stretches as for its wow factor.”
—The New Yorker
Lang Lang Master Class
Lang Lang will present a masterclass in association with the Celebrity Series of Boston and Harvard University Office of the Arts, Learning From Performers, on Saturday, October 29 at 3pm at Sanders Theatre. Admission free and open to the public, tickets required.
Tickets, limit two per person, will be available beginning Friday, October 21. Remaining tickets available by phone and online (service fees apply) as well as in person: 617.496.2222 (TTY 617. 495.1642), www.boxoffice.harvard.edu
Program for October 30 performance:
Partita No.1 in B-flat Major BWV 825
Sonata in B-flat major, D.960
12 Etudes Op. 25
Programs and prices subject to change.
Approximate run time is 1 hour and 45 minutes including intermission.
Sponsored by Eleanor and Frank Pao
An Aaron Richmond Recital
Other 2011-12 piano recitals you may enjoy:
Angela Hewitt (December 2)
Lise de la Salle (January 28)
Maurizio Pollini (April 22)
Emanuel Ax (May 11)