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Music From China & Talujon Percussion at LeFrak Concert Hall Queens College

  • 25 Feb 2016
  • LeFrak Concert Hall in the Aaron Copland School of Music, 65-30 Kissena Blvd #203, Flushing, NY 11367


Music From China

& Talujon Percussion

 

"Tales from the Cave"

Contemporary music for Year of Silk Road at Queens College


Music From China and Talujon collaborate in a rare concert of contemporary music for percussion quartet and Chinese ensemble.

 

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 at 8 PM

LeFrak Concert Hall in the Aaron Copland School of Music

65-30 Kissena Blvd #203, Flushing, NY 11367

Free admission (no ticket necessary)

 

PROGRAM

ZHOU LONG: Tales from the Cave

HAROLD MELTZER: Guangzhou Circle (commissioned, world premiere)

XIE PENG: Ling Long

QU XIAOSONG: Lam Mot

WANG GUOWEI: Tea House II (NY permiere)

 

Harold Meltzer"s Guangzhou Cicle, commissioned for the collaboration and given its world premiere, represents the composer's intimate response to a work of architecture, a circular skyscraper in Guangzhou, China of the same name. The building design is inspired by the ancient and iconic Chinese image of double jade discs where the disc-shaped building is "doubled" by its reflection in the Pearl River. Written for Wang Guowei on different kinds of Chinese 2-string fiddles with a percussion quartet, Zhou Long's Tales from the Cave is inspired by the art of the Dunhuang Mogaoku grottoes and folk music from this Silk Road region. Using Chinese ensemble and percussion quartet, Ling Long by composer Xie Peng is a metaphor for a state of exquisite beauty, drawing from elements of Beijing opera.

 

On its own, Talujon performs Qu Xiaosong'sLam Mot for three percussionists. Music From China performs Wang Guowei'sTea House II for erhu, pipa and zheng, a reflection on the cultural and social essence of the tea house as a focal point of Chinese folk life, drawing from musical storytelling genres of the Yangzi River delta.

 

ARTISTS

Music From China: Wang Guowei, erhu; Sun Li, pipa; Zhou Jing, zheng; Anna Urrey, dizi

Talujon: Michael Lipsey, Matthew Ward, Matthew Gold, David Cossins

 

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PO Box 237065
Ansonia Station
New York, NY 10023 

    
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