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Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody

Lang Lang at piano. Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special.
Courtesy of Richard Termine
Lang Lang at piano. Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special.

Airs Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER presents the internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang and his love letter to New York, the city he considers his adoptive home, set to the music that helped make this city so famous.

Embracing a wide range of styles and voices to capture New York’s magic, "Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody," features music 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."

Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special.
Courtesy of Richard Termine
Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER special.

Joining Lang Lang will be celebrated artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Regina Spektor, Suzanne Vega, Jerry Douglas, Lisa Fischer, and rising stars including Grammy-nominated singer Andra Day, genre-bending violinist Lindsey Stirling, and Grammy-winning trumpeter Sean Jones, in addition to a 30-piece orchestra with musical direction by David Lai.

Full cast of “Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody.”
Courtesy of Richard Termine
Full cast of “Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody.”

The live concert and television broadcast are produced and directed by Emmy Award-winner Andrew C. Wilk, executive producer of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER.

This program is part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

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"The pianist Lang Lang offers this voluptuous love letter to the city he considers his adoptive home