Music director gustavo dudamel led the Los Angeles philharmonic in performances featuring internationally acclaimed pianist lang lang on Tuesday at the Hollywood bowl. this concert launched the 2011 classical series at the famous venue.
lang lang came to the bowl with dudamel in a performance of prokofiev's piano concerto no. 3 in c minor. it's the first time for the chinese pianist to perform with the venezuelan conductor. both born in the 1980s, the two young artists vowed to promote classical music through their cooperation.
"this is power of our generation. i think in the way that lang lang played, how he connect with the audience, with the orchestra. this is the best way, you're showing sth. honest and beautiful. this is the right way to play, the right way to make art. so we have to work together to bring more people to classical music and play, enjoy music."
"but more importantly is that i really believe music change people's life, and i really believe music very powerful but in the meantime, very peaceful. if someone who's working with sth. Which is very peaceful to bring people together around the world, in the same time emotional very inspiring, very colorful, very imaginative and very creative, that'll be very awesome."
while the audience were highly impressed by the wonderful performance of the night.
"they both have energy. they both of the same age, they both young. they both have the energy of...it's just the youth of modern twist such classical beautiful music."
"tonight concert was the best, passion and it's the best."
"it's definitely very special. i think dudamel and lang lang have some, you know, such kind of connection on stage. it's awesome to watch."
"the evening includes performances by the two world's top artists, both of talent and charisma. it also means the new generation of classical music and cultural point of view.