June 20, 2009 7:38 AM
SANTA BARBARA A world-famous pianist will perform in September at The Granada.
Lang Lang, a 26-year-old from China who performed at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, sought out the Santa Barbara Symphony to start his 2009 performing tour. He will play Beethoven Concertos No. 2 and 3 and will donate his fee to the Symphony for its music education and community engagement programs.
The performer was named one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2008 and has been called the "hottest artist on the classical music planet" by the New York Times.
The general public can get tickets beginning June 23.
The Granada is located at 1214 State St. For tickets, call 899-2222.