Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, with Lang Lang, piano
Sunday, October 02, 2005,
International piano sensation Lang Lang joins the GSO for the Yellow River Concerto; the program also includes the Washington premiere of Chen Qigang's Iris dévoilée plus Ye Xiaogang's Suite on Cantonese Music.
Long Yu, Music Director Long Yu, conductor Lang Lang, piano Ma Shuai, Peking opera singer Huang Ying, soprano Cui Zhengrong, soprano Wang Nan, erhu Ge Yong, pipa Sun Xin, zheng
Founded nearly 50 years ago, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra has become one of China's most prestigious ensembles. In the Concert Hall, the GSO performs with international piano sensation Lang Lang in Yin Chengzong's crowd-pleasing Yellow River Concerto. The program also includes Ye Xiaogang's Suite on Cantonese Music as well as the Washington premiere of Chen Qigang's Iris dévoilée, an orchestral suite that depicts various characteristics of women. Three singers--one of whom appears in traditional Qing dynasty costume--join three Chinese instrumentalists and the GSO for Chen's masterwork.