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Lang Lang To Celebrate Leonard Bernstein: GRAMMY Salute To Classical Music
Recognizing a synergetic opportunity, the Recording Academy and CAMI Music will produce GRAMMY Salute To Classical Music, a special GRAMMY Week event taking place in New York at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium on Jan. 26, 2018.
Hosted by world-famous GRAMMY-nominated pianist Lang Lang, the concert event will celebrate the life and legacy of the 16-time GRAMMY-winning Bernstein with special guest performances across various genres.
Additional artists will be announced at a later date.
The Lang Lang International Music Foundation, which fosters the development of talented young classical pianists, will facilitate the attendance of more than 1,000 students to the event.
The classical salute is a component of Leonard Bernstein at 100, an in-progress global two-year celebration of Bernstein's legacy that is stewarding more than 2,000 events across five continents.
One of the more decorated classical figures in history, Bernstein's GRAMMY wins include Album Of The Year — Classical for Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish" (7th GRAMMY Awards), Best Opera Recording for Bizet: Carmen (16th GRAMMY Awards), Best Orchestral Performance for "Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7" (33rd GRAMMY Awards), and Best Classical Album for Mahler: Symphony No. 9 (35th GRAMMY Awards).
The "West Side Story" composer received a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985. His GRAMMY Hall Of Fame output includes 1964's Barber: Violin Concerto and 1967's Mahler: The Complete Symphonies.