Lang Lang

Lang Lang, CSO present splashy gala

Music Hall was packed to the rafters, the crowd was festive, and there was a crush of fans with cameras flashing to get the soloist’s autograph in the lobby.
 
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra kicked off its 115th anniversary on Thursday with an unprecedented season-opening gala concert, conducted by music director Paavo Järvi. It didn’t hurt that Järvi had the star power of Chinese piano virtuoso Lang Lang as soloist, but there was also a multi-media surprise: A screen over the orchestra, which projected the pianist from various angles as he played. It added an element of showmanship for an artist who really needed no help in that departme
 
Written By:  Janelle Gelfand
Publication:  Cincinnati Enquirer