ADVISORY, July 1, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Classical musician Lang Lang will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite to promote his July 13th performance with The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and The New York Philharmonic as they launch their 2010 Concert in the Parks series in Central Park.
This historic event – the first time ever that two orchestras will share the stage on the Great Lawn – is a celebration of Expo 2010 Shanghai, China.
In honor of the occasion, representatives will ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell.
- Baodong Li, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Permanent Representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations
- Consul General Keyu Peng, Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in New York
- Cultural Counselor Yansheng Wang, Consulate General of the People's Republic China in New York
- Chengyue Jiao, Deputy General Manager, China Merchants Bank, New York Branch
- Changle Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited
- Gary Parr, Chairman of the Board,The New York Philharmonic
- Zarin Mehta, President and Executive Director, The New York Philharmonic
- Jan-Patrick Schmitz, President, Montblanc North America.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Friday, July 2, 2010 at 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.
An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
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About Lang Lang:
Pianist LANG LANG plays sold-out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world. In 2008 he was featured in concert with jazz pianist Herbie Hancock at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, and was a featured performer at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Lang Lang appeared in the 2009 Time 100 — Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. Most recently, he was chosen as an official worldwide ambassador for the 2010 Shanghai Expo. Lang Lang is an inspiration to the 40 million classical piano students in China, and he has made it his mission to broaden the reach of classical music around the world, with a focus on children. In 2004 he was appointed an International Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), and in 2008 he established the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, with the goal of expanding young audiences and inspiring the next generation of musicians through outreach programs. Lang Lang began playing the piano at age three, and gave his first public recital by age five. He entered Beijing's Central Music Conservatory at age nine, won first prize at the Tchaikovsky International Young Musicians Competition, and played the complete 24 Chopin études at the Beijing Concert Hall at age thirteen. Lang Lang's break into stardom came at age 17 when he was called upon as a last-minute substitution at the "Gala of the Century," playing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Shortly thereafter, he became the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the top American orchestras. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic numerous times: the first was in May 2002 playing Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, and most recently, in November 2008, playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1. This August, Sony Classical releases "Live in Vienna," recorded and filmed live in Vienna's legendary Musikverein concert hall. This recital, one of 2010's most eagerly-awaited classical recordings, will be released in its entirety on the following multiple formats: Deluxe limited edition, Blu-ray, DVD, LP vinyl and Digital formats. He has performed the new album's program – featuring Beethoven, Albéniz, Prokofiev and Chopin - at the world's major concert venues and will continue to tour with it throughout 2011.
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