Live webcast for Detroit Symphony concert with Lang Lang

Posted on: September 6, 2013

In a Friday (9/6) Associated Press article that has been widely picked up, Jeff Karoub reports, “Superstar pianist Lang Lang will join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on its home stage, and he has agreed to share the musical collaboration live with the world. The orchestra was to announce Friday that the Sept. 28 concert at Orchestra Hall marks Lang’s first live webcast with a U.S. orchestra. The one-night performance featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major can be viewed on the orchestra’s website and its free DSO to Go mobile app as part of its Live From Orchestra Hall webcast series. … Six days earlier, the Detroit ensemble will perform in New York at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall for a program titled ‘Songs of the Earth: The Symphonic Landscapes of Xiaogang Ye.’ Orchestra officials say that appearance will mark other milestones: the U.S. premiere of the complete work and the first time a major American orchestra has played a full stateside concert of music by a single composer of Chinese descent. … Christopher Stager, a marketing consultant for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Central Conservatory’s Beijing Modern Music Festival … cites ‘a greater sense of adventure in American orchestras,’ which are seeking out diverse programming.”

Posted September 6, 2013