The Lang Lang International Music Foundation (LLIMF) will present their first virtual concert, Reaching Dreams Through Music, on Saturday 12 December 2020. The concert will premiere on Lang Lang’s YouTube channel and will be distributed through media partners worldwide.
Reaching Dreams Through Music will feature many special guests including Lang Lang and his wife, pianist Gina Alice; Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, Sam Smith; Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard; celebrated musician and television personality, Jon Batiste; esteemed ballet dancer Misty Copeland; Grammy Award-winning jazz musician, Diana Krall; Grammy Award-winning rapper, Wyclef Jean; and Grammy Award-winning opera singer, Renée Fleming. The Young People’s Chorus of NYC, the LLIMF Young Scholars and Junior Music Camp Music Ambassadors will also perform.
The artists will tell stories of the way music shaped their childhood and lives and perform songs that have influenced them and are personally significant.
Reaching Dreams Through Music will also highlight the impact of music in the lives of children around the world, while advocating for equitable access to music education.
The virtual concert will culminate in a grand finale featuring Lang Lang playing alongside over thirty young pianists from around the world, with the Young People’s Chorus of NYC.
The Lang Lang International Music Foundation, founded by Lang Lang in 2008, strives to educate, inspire, and motivate the next generation of music lovers and performers. The Foundation believes all children should have access to music education regardless of their background. By igniting a child’s passion for music, the Foundation is helping children worldwide seek a better future. “When you change the life of one student, you lift their entire family. When you lift a family, you lift a community. When you lift a community, your impact is immeasurable.”
The Lang Lang International Music Foundation has successfully implemented music education programmes across the world including Keys of Inspiration, 101 Pianists, Young Scholars and Play It Forward.
Watch The Lang Lang International Music Foundation’s Reaching Dreams Through Music virtual concert on Saturday 12 December 2020 at 3pm ET/12pm PT, available for 30 days, here.