BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.30pm

BBC Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre

with BBC National Chorus of Wales

Composer Piece Duration Listen
Qigang Chen L’eloignement for String Orchestra 12' Listen on You Tube
Thierry Escaich Psalmos 21'
Bent Sørensen Trumpet Concerto 16'
Qigang Chen Jiang Tcheng Tse
European Premiere

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)