Guest pianist Lang Lang joined conductor Ludovic Morlot and the Seattle Symphony at the Seattle Symphony opening night gala on Sept. 15, which brought in a record-breaking $653,000 for education and community programming. About 2,200 attended the concert.
The concert included Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Chopin’s Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 55, No. 2, and dance and folk music by Eastern European composers including Dvorak, Bartok and Vladigerov.
At the post-concert gala, held at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle, Lang told the crowd about the importance of music education and interviewed 11-year-old pianist and Seattle Symphony Young Artist Nathan Lee.
Lang’s appearance was underwritten by Judith A. Fong through the Seattle Symphony’s Guest Artists Circle, according to a symphony press release. (end)