On November 13, 2011, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra hosted classical pianist Lang Lang in an unprecedented two-week residency for the first time of its kind in North America.

During his stay in Toronto, Lang Lang explored all of the piano concerti written by Beethoven – his first time performing all the concerti in such a concentrated time span! Lang Lang played Beethoven Concerto Number 1 (November 9), Concerto No.3 (November 10), Concerto No.4 (November 12), Concerto No.2 (November 17), and Concerto No.5 (November 19).

Lang Lang saluted the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s extensive education programs with three special performances for Toronto-area high school students, providing an inspiring concert experience for over 7,500 young people. His visit in Toronto culminated with the Canadian debut of an incredible education event, Lang Lang’s “101 Pianists®” workshop.

The event was extremely successful. 11 organizations were involved, including 10 schools and one private teacher’s association, 2,176 members in the audience and ther was a great deal news coverage. To see and read all the stories please click on the links below:

November 13th, 2011
Toronto Star
Lang Lang shares the keys to the future
by Trish Crawford

November 11th, 2011
CTV News
Lang Lang out to inspire youth, aiming for the Oscars.

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