Lang Lang International Music Foundation to host first virtual concert in December

Source: Xinhua Published: 2020/11/23 17:53:40

The Lang Lang International Music Foundation (LLIMF) will host its first virtual concert, entitled Reaching Dreams Through Music, on December 12.

The concert will premiere on Chinese pianist Lang Lang's official YouTube channel and will be distributed through media partners worldwide.

The concert will feature many special guests including Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Sam Smith, Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, celebrated musician and television personality Jon Batiste, esteemed ballet dancer Misty Copeland, Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Diana Krall, Grammy Award-winning rapper Wyclef Jean, Grammy Award-winning opera singer Renee Fleming, as well as Lang himself and his wife - pianist Gina Alice.

The concert will culminate in a grand finale featuring Lang playing virtually with the Young People's Chorus of New York City and alongside more than 30 young pianists from around the world.

Founded in 2008 by Lang, the LLIMF strives to educate, inspire, and motivate the next generation of music lovers and performers. 

The foundation has successfully implemented music education programs benefiting children across the world including Keys of Inspiration, 101 Pianists, Young Scholars and Play It Forward.  

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