Focus! Festival 2018 | China Today: A Festival of Chinese Composition
Works by Shang Peilei, He Xuntian, Zhao Xi, Li Shaosheng, Wang Delong, Qin Wenchen, and Dai Bo
DateJan 23, 2018
Free tickets available beginning 1/10.
VenuePeter Jay Sharp Theater
AddressThe Juilliard School, 155 W. 65th St., New York, NY 10023
6:30pm, Pre-Concert Roundtable
Chen Yao (Beijing). Jia Guoping (Shanghai), Zhao Xi (Wuhan), Wang A-Mao (Guangzhou), Zheng Yan (Shanghai), and Julia Glenn (Juilliard)
Moderated by Joel Sachs
SHANG PEILEI Monologue (2017, world premiere; commissioned by The Juilliard School for Focus! 2018)
HE XUNTIAN Whirling Papaver (2014, U.S. premiere)
ZHAO XI The Soundscape That I Saw and You Heard (2007, U.S. premiere)
LI SHAOSHENG The Streaming World (2017, world premiere; composed for Focus! 2018)
WANG DELONG L’Uccisione de Cesare (2017)
QIN WENCHEN The Sun Shadow VIII (2009, U.S. premiere)
DAI BO Differences and Repetition (2017, world premiere; commissioned by The Juilliard School for Focus! 2018)
Juilliard's acclaimed Focus! festival returns for its 34th season featuring a series of six free concerts exploring the music of composers in China, including seven new commissions by Chinese composers born after 1980.
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