OCTOBER 30, 2012 AT CARNEGIE HALL
A ONE-NIGHT ONLY CONCERT BENEFITING THE LANG LANG INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FOUNDATION
NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The international megastar pianist Lang Lang will give a special one-night only concert, hosted by Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG Award-winning entertainer Alec Baldwin, at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30PM to raise funds for the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and Grammy and Tony Award-winning jazz artist Dee Dee Bridgewater and Danish singer-songwriter Oh Land will make special guest appearances along with other surprise star performances to be announced.
Lang Lang will offer solo piano works by Frederic Chopin which are featured on his new Sony Classical recording "The Chopin Album," available October 9, 2012. For the first time ever Joshua Bell will join him in a performance of the Grieg Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, and Dee Dee Bridgewater will sing Broadway hits. Six child prodigies from three different continents, who have been supported by the Foundation in their music studies, will perform alongside Lang Lang.
The program will be followed by a gala dinner. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which the celebrated pianist created to enrich the lives of children through a deeper understanding and enjoyment of classical music and to inspire and financially support the next generation of musicians.
Since 2008, the mission of The Lang Lang International Music Foundation is to educate and inspire the next generation of classical music lovers and performers by cultivating tomorrow's top pianists, delivering music education, and building a young audience through live music experiences. Lang Lang's commitment to music education is at the core of the Foundation's programs designed to cultivate tomorrow's top pianists and build a young audience through memorable and exciting live music experiences. The vision of the Foundation is based on one simple principle: music is a universal language of the world. For more information about the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, visit www.langlangfoundation.com.
Lang Lang, the megastar pianist has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by every top international orchestra. Lang Lang has appeared in Time Magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. His 2008 Grammy's performance was broadcast live to 45 million viewers worldwide. More than 5 billion people watched Lang Lang play at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Beijing. His influence transcends the classical music world. His audience includes millions of young forward-thinking and ambitious people. His brand is associated with cutting-edge technology and social responsibility. He represents today's open, fast and connected world.
LISTINGS INFORMATION: Acclaimed pianist Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Oh Land, host Alec Baldwin and other stars TBA play Carnegie Hall, Tuesday, October 30 at 6:30 PM. The program will be followed by a gala dinner. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Lang Lang International Music Foundation. Via Subway: take the N/R/W to 57th Street, the F to 57th Street or the 1/A/C/B/D to Columbus Circle. Tickets, which are $18-$109, are available through www.CarnegieHall.org, 212-247-7800, or at the Carnegie Hall box office. Student discount tickets are available at the box office with valid ID on the day of the concert. Discounts for groups with 10-25 are available by contacting 212-903-9705 or [email protected].
SOURCE Sony Masterworks