World-renowned pianist Lang Lang to become New York City’s first ever Cultural Tourism Ambassador

by | Sep 16, 2016 | Events, Music, News

Lang Lang

Lang Lang

A continuing worldwide series of mobile monuments dedicated to public figures highlighting and promoting their respective cities with their business and personal endeavors, the Ride of Fame has announced its first classical pianist inductee: Lang Lang. Known for his long-time love of New York City’s rich and diverse culture, it is of little coincidence that Lang Lang’s new album for Sony is titled New York Rhapsody.

Titled “Lang Lang Day” in New York City, a Mayoral Proclamation will be taking place on Sept. 20 in conjunction with Lang Lang’s Ride of Fame induction. Also historic is that the legendary pianist will become New York City’s first-ever Cultural Tourism Ambassador. Furthermore, as each Ride of Fame honoree will be bestowed with a double-decker bus designated with a permanent “Immortal,” “IT” and “imminent” classification artwork, Lang Lang will be presented with a double decker bus of his own.

Following the Ride of Fame ceremony and Cultural Tourism Ambassador celebration — which will take place on Sixth Avenue between 43rd and 44th Street outside Steinway Hall — Lang Lang will take a brief tour on his double decker bus to the Steinway & Sons Piano Factory in Astoria, Queens.


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