Superstar pianist performs a solo recital.
When: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, 8 p.m.
Where: Granada Theatre, 1214 State St., Santa Barbara
Cost: $38 - $103
Age limit: Not available
Heralded as the “hottest artist on the classical music planet” by the New York Times, superstar pianist Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and all the top American orchestras.
Testimony to his success, Lang Lang appeared in the 2009 Time 100 – Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2008, over four billion people viewed Lang Lang's performance in Beijing's opening ceremony for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, where he was seen as a symbol of the youth and the future of China. This status has inspired over 40 million Chinese children to learn to play classical piano – a phenomenon coined by The Today Show as “the Lang Lang effect.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K.283
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, K.282
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K.310
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Event posted Sept. 12, 2012
Last updated Sept. 30, 2012