Carnegie Hall and Shanghai Tang Celebrate Chinese pianist Lang Lang
On the occasion of Carnegie Hall’s “Ancient Paths - Modern Voices” festival which celebrates Chinese art and artists, Shanghai Tang recently gave a cocktail reception honoring Lang Lang at its luxurious Madison Avenue boutique.
Carnegie Hall’s Executive and Artistic Director, Sir Clive Gillinson, used the event to focus on Lang Lang’s extraordinary career, and to draw attention to the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which supports young Chinese musical talent.
Lang Lang himself made sure Sir Clive didn’t miss out on being presented with one of the blue silk scarves especially designed for the festival. Featuring a pattern of golden pianos, the scarf can also be purchased at Carnegie Hall’s gift shop – an example of classical music and clever marketing going hand in hand. The proceeds will benefit the Lang Lang Foundation.