BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.30pm
BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre
with BBC National Chorus of Wales
|Qigang Chen||L’eloignement for String Orchestra||12'||Listen on You Tube|
|Bent Sørensen||Trumpet Concerto||16'|
|Qigang Chen||Jiang Tcheng Tse
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One of China’s leading composers, Qigang Chen now divides his life between Beijing and France where he studied as a post graduate student with Oliver Messiaen. His music draws together the musical influences of both nations combining Chinese folk and Western classical traditions. His orchestral writing is characterised by exquisite textures and sequences of dreamlike atmospheres, interspersed with strikingly dramatic gestures.
6.15pm: Pre-Concert Talk, BBC Hoddinott Hall
The Music of Qigang Chen
Qigang Chen’s Jian Tchen Tse was commissioned by the China National Centre for the Performing Arts, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchesta of Wales and the Vale of Glamorgan Festival (with funds provided by the Hinrichsen Foundation)