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Stars at the NFM: Lang Lang & Washington Orchestra

18 February, 7:00 PM
National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki

Lang Lang is certainly one of the most recognisable characters of the contemporary world of piano music. The charismatic artist was already learning how to play the piano at the age of three. He soon had his first public performances, winning a growing number of listeners and fans.

The substitute performance in place of the famous André Watts in 1999 during one of the subsequent editions of one of the oldest American musical events – the Ravinia Festival – was the turning point in his career. Polish audiences had the opportunity to meet the artist five years ago, during the opening of the Chopin Year celebrations in Poland. The artist, famous for his formidable interpretations will perform in the National Forum of Music / Narodowe Forum Muzyki for the first time. He will play Edward Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor.

The only piano concerto of this Norwegian composer was composed in 1868, during his visit to Denmark with his beloved wife, Nina Hagerup – his first and only love, who was also his cousin. However, he did not dedicate the piece to his wife, but to Edmunt Neupert, a Norwegian pianist, who performed it a year later in Copenhagen. In addition to Lang Lang, performing the solo part of Grieg's Concerto, we will hear the Washington Symphony – an orchestra known for their numerous performances of classical and popular music. Apart from Brahms' masterpiece, the ensemble will perform their contemporary repertoire – Phaeton, composed in Indianapolis by Christopher Rouse. The piece draws inspiration from the story of Phaeton, son of Helios, who tried to drive the sun chariot, told in the Greek mythology.

Featuring:

Lang Lang – piano
Christoph Eschenbach – conductor
National Symphony Orchestra Washington

Prices:
VIP – 1000 PLN*/ 500 PLN,
1st category – S 200 PLN/D 150 PLN,
2nd category – S 150 PLN/D 110 PLN,
3rd category – S 60 PLN/D 40 PLN
* with a VIP Room invitation

A special concert. Tickets are non-refundable.

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