Kurt Elling To Perform in Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody, Lincoln Center, May 3, 2016
Lincoln Center presents Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody, a special one-night only concert featuring the internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
This exclusive multi-genre concert event pairs one of the world’s greatest virtuosos in an intimate evening of duets with Rufus Wainwright, Kurt Elling, Suzanne Vega, Regina Spektor, Andra Day, Lindsey Stirling, Sean Jones, Jerry Douglas, and Lisa Fischer, with a 30-piece orchestra under the musical direction by David Lai.
Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody is a love letter to the city he considers his adoptive home, set to the music that helped make this city so famous, performed at one of its most iconic venues, Lincoln Center.
The show will embrace a wide range of musical styles and voices capturing New York’s magic, from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Danny Elfman to Lou Reed, Alicia Keys, and Don Henley, including a rare performance of the original 1924 jazz band arrangement of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.
Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody, which benefits Lincoln Center's community engagement initiatives, is produced by Live From Lincoln Center and will be filmed for a national television broadcast on PBS later this year and then be available on DVD.
Lang Lang’s record label, Sony Classical, is planning to release a studio album of New York Rhapsody later this year as well.