It’s a solo recital of Mozart and Chopin, scheduled for November. Nothing flashy or crossover.
It went on sale at the end of the year. Five thousand tickets to sell. All gone in two days. So now he’s slotted in a repeat performance.
UPDATE: The organisers held back details of the first rush until today, when a second date was added.
CROSSOVER STAR LANG LANG’S CONCERT AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL SELLS OUT WITHIN A RECORD 48 HOURS
Royal Albert Hall presents:
Lang Lang In-The-Round: 17 November 2013
Since going on sale in November, and even though just under a year away, tickets for classical pianist Lang Lang’s solo recital at the Royal Albert Hall on November 15th 2013 sold out within 48 hours, a record for a recital by any classical musician at the venue in recent times. As a result and due to phenomenal demand, the Hall has added another date on November 17 2013. In an age where pop and rock stars dominate with sell-out concerts and devoted fan bases, Lang Lang’s influence is firmly establishing the crossover appeal classical music can have in popular modern culture and is taking the genre to new heights.
Lang Lang has appeared in Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World and in 2008, over four billion people viewed his performance in the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. In July 2012 he carried the Olympic torch in London prior to the opening of the 2012 London Games. His influence has inspired over 40 million Chinese children to learn to play classical piano – a phenomenon which lead to The Today Show to coin the phrase “the Lang Lang effect” which is evidently as strong as ever.
Jasper Hope, Chief Operating Officer at the Royal Albert Hall said, “Selling out the Royal Albert Hall a year in advance inside 48 hours is extraordinary for any show but simply unprecedented for a classical recital in recent times. It’s fantastic that Lang Lang is making classical music is so popular and we’re delighted to be able to be able to add this extra performance as a result so his many London and UK fans have another chance to hear him.”
These concerts follow his sold-out Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle at the Hall in 2012 and the recent release of his latest album, The Chopin Album, which is out now. They are presented by the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Hall’s growing commitment to promote more events itself and provide new and diverse visitor experiences for as wide a range of music lovers as possible. As a charity it looks to provide maximum public benefit and support and contribute to the cultural life of the country for future generations.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, KV 283
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, KV 282
Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, KV 310
Chopin Ballade No. 1 Op 23 in G minor
Chopin Ballade No. 2 Op 38 in F Major
Chopin Ballade No. 3 Op 47 in A flat
Chopin Ballade No. 4 Op 52 in F minor
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Lang Lang at the Royal Albert Hall
Friday 15 November, 7.30pm SOLD OUT
Sunday 17 November, 3pm EXTRA DATE ADDED
Tickets: £29.50- £55 (plus booking fee)
Box Office: 020 7589 8212 or book online at www.royalalberthall.com