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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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