It was the chance of a lifetime for 100 students from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra school who got to perform with superstar pianist Lang Lang at the Orpheum Theatre’s stage on March 17, 2015.
The celebrated musician is in Vancouver for a sold-out concert at the Orpheum Theatre tomorrow night.
All of the high school and elementary school pianists are from the VSO School of Music, and they doubled up to play on 50 pianos on the theatre’s stage.
The students doubled up to play on 50 Roland HP504 Digital Pianos with Lang Lang taking center stage on one of two 9 foot Steinway Concert Grand Pianos. This open Masterclass included a jaw-dropping performance of Schubert’s Marche Militaire and Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5. The world-renowned pianist also took some time to share his insights and expertise on music making as well as his experiences as an artist.
This is the first time an event of this scale has ever taken place in Western Canada. The goal of 101 Pianists performances, which take place worldwide, is to inspire the next generation of music lovers by engaging 100 pianists in a unique social music event with Lang Lang.