Lang Lang & Friends Gala Concert Dinner
October 1, 2016
Music Education Gets a Big Leg Up from New York’s Society & Philanthropists at Lang Lang & Friends Gala Concert Dinner honoring Joan H. Weill & Sanford I. Weill.
3rd Annual Gala Raises Over $2,000,000 for Music Education in the U.S.
NEW YORK, NY (Oct 18, 2016) Last night, New York’s society and philanthropists gathered at Cipriani’s in New York City’s Financial District in support of music education. The Lang Lang International Music Foundation™ (LLIMF) headed by international classical pianist and superstar, Lang Lang and CEO, Leszek Lukas Barwinski-Brown, held its third annual Lang Lang & Friends Gala Concert Dinner to raise funds for its powerful programs that bring classical music education to public schools within some of the most underserved communities across the country.
“Right now we service over 2,500 students in the U.S., not bad” said LLIMF Founder and President, Lang Lang. “My goal is to reach 20,000 students!” he exclaimed.
The evening raised over $2 million in donations for the various programs operated by the Foundation including Keys of Inspiration™, 101 Pianists™ and Young Scholars. A total that more than doubled the fundraising efforts from the two previous galas.