BOSTON — A classical music superstar from China is helping the Boston Symphony Orchestra kick off its new season this weekend.

Piano virtuoso Lang Lang will perform Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” as the orchestra conducted by Andris Nelsons opens its 2016-17 run at Symphony Hall on Saturday.

Lang Lang has performed at the Grammys and soccer’s World Cup. He also serves as a U.N. “messenger of peace” and has recorded music for PlayStation 3 games.

Ahead of the season opener, Lang Lang staged a guest artist “takeover” of the BSO Instagram account on Friday.

Boston is the latest stop in a whirlwind U.S. tour for Lang Lang. Earlier this month, he performed in Dallas and Cincinnati, and plays next week in Washington, New York City, Carmel, Indiana, and Champaign, Illinois.