FAIRFIELD - Fairfield
University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts
will present the debut of Orchestra in HD,
"a new series of high definition
broadcasts that provide
audiences better-than-front-row visibility of important live classical music
events," according to a release.
"The debut HD broadcast, 'Gala from Berlin,' with Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker and
featuring piano superstar Lang Lang,
is scheduled for 3 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Regina A. Quick Center for the
, the release said.
The performance was recorded in HD at the Philharmoniker’s
home concert hall, the Philharmonie, in Berlin, Germany, on December 31, 2009, the release said..
Tickets are $15 adults, $5 children/students.
"The world-renowned orchestra, the
Berliner Philharmoniker, under its musical director Sir Simon Rattle, and Lang
Lang, the Berliner Philarmoniker’s 2009-2010 artist-in-residence, perform in a
gala concert featuring works by two Russian composers. Sergei Rachmaninov's “Second
Piano Concerto,” one of his most enduring popular pieces, demands a virtuoso
pianist and a huge supple orchestral sound," the release said.
"Both it gets from the world famous
Berliner Philharmoniker and the gifted soloist Lang Lang."
by Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky is to complete
the program, with “Etude No. 1, Op. 25” by Frédéric Chopin, the release said..
Tickets are available through the
Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396.
(1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com
The Regina A. Quick Center for the
Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road
Free, secure parking is available, the release said.. Access for people with disabilities is
available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers, the release said..
Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95.
For more information and directions, call (
203) 254-4010 or
1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com
In the photo: "New to the Quick Center this season, Orchestra in HD features
the Berliner Philharmoniker, conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and featuring piano
superstar Lang Lang (pictured) in an encore HD broadcast from the
Philharmoniker’s home concert hall in Berlin at 3 p.m., Sunday, December 16,
2012.: (Photo © Detlef
Editor's note: All information and the photo in this post were contributed.
Labels: Berliner Philharmoniker, Fairfield University, Lang Lang, Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts, Sir Simon Rattle