Li Mengneng’s Sun Dunhuang was inspired by the epic poem Sun. Although the work is built upon the foundation of serious music in terms of concept and contemporary technique, it also incorporates traditional or popular music elements, with familiar melodic turns and harmonic progressions. Barber’s Cello Concerto stems from the conservative strand in 20th-century American music and is distinguished by song-like melodies. Zhou Tian’s Concerto for Orchestra is at once innovative and traditional, wielding the powerful impact of modernism yet possessing a lilting romanticism,It was nominated for the 60th Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Music Composer”, and Zhou Tian is the first Chinese composer to receive this honour.

  • Time:2023-11-20 20:00
  • Venue:Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall
  • Price:¥380/280/180/80

2035th concert since the GSO’s inaugural “Music Season” in May 1998

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Organizers: Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Xinghai Concert Hall
Symphony Hall, Xinghai Concert Hall
Cui Linhan, conductor
Bi Youheng, huqin
Li-Wei Qin, cello
Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Li Mengneng
Sun·Dunhuang for Huqin and Orchestra
(NCPA Young Composer Programme selected work, World Premiere)

Samuel Barber
Cello Concerto, Op.22
1.Allegro moderato
2.Andante sostenuto
3.Molto allegro e appassionato

—— Intermission ——

Zhou Tian
Concerto for Orchestra
3.Seeker’s Scherzo
4.Intermezzo – Allegro