Chicago Sinfonietta's West Meets East: Classical Music from China and Europe
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The last date listed for West Meets East was Monday October 5, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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Written between the World Wars in 1936, British composer Vaughan Williams' melodic plea for peace not only draws from the traditional mass, but also from a trio of powerful poems by Walt Whitman. This stirring cantata is set to be performed by the Masterworks Festival Chorus, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists under the baton of conductor Richard Bjella. The concert also features an appearance by conductor-composer Z. Randall Stroope and the National Festival Chorus, who'll sing some of Stroope's own pieces, along with several hymns and traditionals. Learn More
Betti Xiang, erhu
Jeremy Jordan, piano
Paul Freeman, Conductor
Mei-Ann Chen, Guest Conductor
The romance of Europe joins with Chinese melodies as Chicago Sinfonietta presents West Meets East. Maestro Paul Freeman and guest conductor Mei-Ann Chen lead the orchestra and special guest soloists Jeremy Jordan, piano, and Betti Xiang, erhu (a Chinese stringed instrument similar to a violin). Works from Ravel and Rachmaninoff join with compositions by An-Lun Huang and He Zhanhao / Chen Gang in this landmark concert.
An-lun Huang, Saibei Dance
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 1
He Zhanhao / Chen Gang, The Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Maurice Ravel, Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose): Suite