Monday, March 31, 2008

An Afternoon with Lang Lang

Mom, Ashley, Hunter, Lexi and I were able to experience a unique opportunity to see pianist Lang Lang, a favorite classical music artist of ours, at a special event yesterday afternoon at Steinway Hall. It was a very small, private event so there were no crowds to fight and Lang Lang took the time to meet his fans who had gathered. He signed cd's, joked around, answered questions (even while playing ping pong) and concluded the event by sitting down at a piano and performing Chopin's Etude Op. 10 No.3 and then a Chinese piece.

It was an incredible event, and I'm still amazed that I got to be a part of it.

Lang Lang arrives at Steinway Hall

Playing ping pong

A very humble and gracious guy, he always complimented the people around him

Being interviewed by the Star-Telegram

Here Lang Lang introduces the music he plans to perform

There are not words to describe how beautiful his playing was, especially in such an unique and intimate setting...

It was as though he was in my living room, playing on my piano.


Trent said...

Looks like you had a great time! I'm sorry we couldn't join you... I'm jealous!

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rockingchair said...

This is so interesting, because i read about him on your blog, then i visited the Performance Today Public Radio site and saw him on there as well. I've never heard his music. I'll have to check it out!

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Shelbi said...

It's so funny how you can hear about someone for the first time and then all of a sudden you see that name everywhere. :-)

Definitely check out his music - it is so worth it!