May 7, 2017
4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm
Richardson Auditorium

Zhou Tian’s Broken Ink, a contemporary evocation of the Chinese poetic tradition, receives its U.S. premiere by the PSO under Music Director Rossen Milanov. Debussy’s La Mer filters Balinese influences through the composer’s Impressionist style. Paul Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis reimagines compositions by Carl Maria von Weber, providing a bustling, triumphant conclusion to the PSO season.
Rossen Milanov, conductor
Zhou Tian, guest composer

ZHOU Tian/ Broken Ink*
HINDEMITH/ Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber

*US Premiere

Commissioned in 2013 by the Hangzhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles with support from the Hangzhou city government


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Reception immediately following the performance at the Princeton University Art Museum. In celebration of the premiere of Zhou Tian’s Broken Ink, attendees will have an opportunity to tour the Museum’s Asian collections, which include a collection of calligraphy that ranks among the finest outside Asia.  

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About Zhou Tian

Described as “absolutely beautiful” and “utterly satisfying” (Fanfare), the works of Chinese-born American composer Zhou Tian ( JOH TEE-en) have been performed by major orchestras in the United States and abroad, including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Houston Symphony, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.  Among his many awards and honors are first prizes in the Washington International Competition for Composers and in the ASCAP/Lotte Lehmann Art Song Competition.


Related Events

May 3 Wednesday – Soundtracks: Exploring Broken Ink with Music Director Rossen Milanov and guest composer Zhou Tian

May 6 Saturday – Chamber Concert: Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs