For pianist Lang Lang, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is special.
“Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto is a classical music workhorse — everybody plays it,” Lang Lang said Thursday. It’s also the first piece he played, at age 17, with the Chicago Symphony, and he credits it with making his career.
Lang Lang will play that piece again Saturday at the St. Louis Symphony’s Red Velvet Ball.