Gil Shaham to Open Sun Valley Summer Symphony Season; Lang Lang Cancels Due to Injury
Lang Lang’s Injury Forces Cancellations through the Summer
SUN VALLEY, Idaho – Lang Lang has announced that he will be unable to perform at least through the summer, due to an ongoing injury to his left arm. The Sun Valley Summer Symphony confirms that he has cancelled his performance here on July 31, 2017.
Lang Lang’s office issued the following statement: “Due to continued physical therapy needed on the left arm, Lang Lang is forced to prolong the cancellation of concerts through the end of the summer. He apologizes for any inconveniences this causes and looks forward to being back to making music soon.”
The Sun Valley Summer Symphony is very pleased to announce that renowned violinist Gil Shaham will perform at the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s July 31 concert instead. Alasdair Neale says, “I’m so thrilled to welcome back good friend and colleague Gil Shaham for his 4th appearance with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. It is particularly fitting that he open this season, as he was the soloist for our grand opening concert in the Sun Valley Pavilion in 2008. I can’t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate our 10th anniversary in the Pavilion.”
Shaham is renowned for his charismatic and masterful performances, and is described as playing with “unparalleled exuberance and astonishing skill,” by The San Francisco Chronicle. He will perform Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major with the Sun Valley Summer Symphony.