Lang Lang returns to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra on March 1, 2018, and introduces 15-year-old protege Maxim Lando
January 15, 2018: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) welcomes back superstar pianist Lang Lang on March 1, 2018. The evening will feature a revised program: instead of the previously announced Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3, Lang Lang will share the keyboard with Maxim Lando—a Lang Lang International Music Foundation Scholar—in a special arrangement of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. “I’ve invited a friend to help present this piece in a very special way,” says Lang Lang, who is recovering from tendinitis in his left arm. “With the exciting young talent Maxim Lando, we hope to delight the audience and take a little pressure off my left arm while it continues to heal.”
The March 1 concert—taking place at Roy Thomson Hall at 7:00pm and conducted by TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian—will begin with Dukas’s tone poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. The TSO will perform this work together with the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra (TSYO), showcasing the next generation of musicians to highlight Lang Lang’s continued advocacy for music education. “I strive to dedicate as much of my time and talent as is possible, to provide the same opportunities I was given as a young boy, to children all over the world,” he explains. The TSO will also perform Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2. Lang Lang and Lando will not only join forces for Rhapsody in Blue…they will also offer a few musical surprises!
Lang Lang & Maxim Lando with the TSO and conductor Peter Oundjian
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe St., Toronto
Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (TSYO performs with TSO)
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Lang Lang, piano
Maxim Lando, piano
The TSO Season Presenting Sponsor is BMO Financial Group.
The 2017/18 season is dedicated to H. Thomas Beck in recognition of his vital and long-standing support of the TSO.
This concert is sponsored by China Construction Bank.
About the TSO: Founded in 1922, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra is one of Canada’s most important cultural institutions, recognized internationally. Music Director Peter Oundjian leads the TSO with a commitment to innovative programming and audience development through a broad range of performances that showcase the exceptional talents of the Orchestra along with a roster of distinguished guest artists and conductors. The TSO also serves the larger community with TSOUNDCHECK, the original under-35 ticket program; the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra; and music-education programs that reach tens of thousands of students each year.