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Lang Lang Intl Music Foundation to stage virtual concerts

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-05-21 09:00


The Lang Lang International Music Foundation will stage Play It Forward Young-Scholars online concert series every Friday starting May 15, aiming to bring strength and comfort to more people amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each concert will last 20 to 30 minutes, the foundation said in a press release Wednesday. Lang Lang has had his performance recorded, which will be played at the concert together with the performances from his Young Scholars program. After the concert, there will be a live question-answer session involving the audience. All concerts are free.

Lang Lang is a world-famous Chinese pianist. The foundation aims to educate, inspire, and motivate the next generation of music lovers and performers. The Young Scholars Program has been in place since the foundation's launch in 2008. Being a music education initiative, the program is designed to identify and support talented young pianists in their professional development, and in the delivery of live performances.

Play It Forward is a community service initiative launched for the Young Scholars, through which the foundation brings classical music performances to schools, retirement homes, and community centers across the United States.

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