On-Demand Video: Lang Lang and Quintessenso
Monday, January 23, 2012
On Monday, Jan. 23, the flamboyant pianist Lang Lang and Quintessenso, the Mongolian children's choir, came to The Greene Space at WQXR for a special Chinese New Year’s celebration featuring traditional folk songs and audience favorites. The sold-out event was presented as a live broadcast and video Webcast on WQXR.org.
The event is presented in association with the New York Philharmonic and hosted by David Garland.
About the Quintessenso Mongolian Children's Choir
Quintessenso Children’s Choir is a chorus of 37 children, ages five to 12. They come from the far end of Northeast China in the area of the Hulun Buir Grassland, where children draw musical inspiration from the mystic forests, rivers, and lakes, and inherit their cultural heritage from the same Mongolian spring that brought up Genghis Khan. The children perform more than 40 songs, five are in their own national languages. Two thirds of the children live in the pastureland, farming areas and forest regions. The ensemble is in New York to make its New York Philharmonic debut.