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Tao Featured at LSO MasterWorks Concert

March 19th will be the 4th MasterWorks concert of the The Lansing Symphony Orchestra

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra announced its fourth MasterWorks concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. March 19 in the Cobb Great Hall at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts.

Guest artist Conrad Tao leads the way as the Lansing Symphony Orchestra performs pieces by some of the most prolific composers to ever grace the stage. The evening will feature works from Mozart’s “Piano Concerto in C Minor” to Haydn’s humorous “Symphony No. 90.”

Tao has appeared worldwide as a pianist and composer and has been dubbed “the kind of musician who is shaping the future of classical music” by New York Magazine, and an artist of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times.

Tao is the recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant and was named a Gilmore Young Artist — an honor awarded every two years highlighting the most promising American pianists of the new generation. As a composer, he was the recipient of a 2019 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award in outstanding sound design/music composition for his work on “More Forever,” his collaboration with dancer and choreographer Caleb Teicher.

“We are so glad to have Conrad Tao with us for this concert. In the world of classical music, he is one of the most engaging and important figures of his generation. It is a thrill to share him with our audience,” said Timothy Muffitt, music director and conductor of the LSO. “Conrad is one of those artists whose presence extends beyond the concert hall. The future of classical music looks like Conrad Tao”

LSO’s 2021-22 season features numerous concerts in the MasterWorks series, three in the pops series, four in the chamber series and two in the jazz band series. Tickets can be purchased at  lansingsymphony.org or by calling the LSO office at (517) 487-5001.

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