Review: Lang Lang proves thrilling, modern partnering with worthy UK Symphony

rcopley@herald-leader.comFebruary 10, 2014 

Lang Lang performs with conductor John Nardolillo and the UK Symphony Orchestra at Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Sunday February 9, 2014. Photo by Matt Goins

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For most of Richard Strauss’ Burleske, Lang Lang was watching the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and conductor John Nardolillo, trading phrases with the musicians like they were chatting, dancing in his seat during his rests, even making a few conducting gestures and overall looking nothing like a superstar soloist who thought he was doing the kids a favor just by showing up.

But then, Strauss gave the pianist a moment alone in the spotlight, and he grabbed it.

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