Josh Mauser/Kalamazoo Gazette
This Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, the internationally renowned pianist will be performing Beethoven's concertos 2, 3 and 5 in with the Houston Symphony. Though some critics might question Lang Lang's abilities, he still puts out amazing shows and this weekend's shouldn't be any different.
At 30, Chinese pianist Lang Lang is a star - one of the few classical musicians whose fame has burst the bounds of the classical music world. He has a way of showing up wherever he's sure to be noticed; not just at Carnegie Hall, but also at the White House, the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the Nobel Prize awards in Stockholm.
While Lang is still viewed with a jaundiced eye by some critics who aren't convinced he's the real thing, he doesn't lack for musical daring or stamina. In March he played all five of Beethoven's piano concertos in just four days with London's Philharmonia Orchestra.
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