Live from Lincoln Center: Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody

Live From Lincoln Center

Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody

Aired: 2016-11-26 02:00:00 1:20:46 Expires: 12/26/18 Rating: TV-14

The pianist delivers a love letter to New York, with a little help from his friends.

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Live from Lincoln Center: Lang Lang's New York Rhapsody

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Premiere Date: Friday, November 25, 2016

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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, this episode features music from Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Danny Elfman to Lou Reed, Alicia Keys and Don Henley. The night will also include a rare performance of the original 1924 jazz band arrangement of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

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. The live concert and television broadcast are produced and directed by Emmy Award-winner Andrew C. Wilk, executive producer of Live From Lincoln Center. | Official Website

Live From Lincoln Center is made possible by a major grant from MetLife. In addition to underwriting from MetLife, the series is also made possible with generous support from the Robert Wood Johnson 1962 Charitable Trust, Thomas H. Lee and Ann Tenenbaum.

 The Robert and Renée Belfer Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. American Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center. Nespresso is the Official Coffee of Lincoln Center. NewYork-Presbyterian is the Official Hospital of Lincoln Center. MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center

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