New York Philharmonic's Opening Night Gala with Lang Lang
Thursday, September 24, 2015
On Sept. 24, we brought you the New York Philharmonic's opening night gala concert, conducted by Alan Gilbert. The evening features the unabashedly exuberant pianist Lang Lang as the soloist in Grieg's Piano Concerto, as well as a performance of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony.
The concert is the orchestra's first in the newly renamed David Geffen Hall (formerly Avery Fisher Hall) at Lincoln Center, and its first with violinist Frank Huang as its new concertmaster (first violinist).
WQXR's Elliott Forrest and Annie Bergen co-host the broadcast.
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Alan Gilbert, conductor
Lang Lang, pianist
Note: The archived broadcast audio includes some minor edits made by the Philharmonic.