May 7, 2017
4 pm; Pre-Concert Talk, 3 pm
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*
DEBUSSY/ La Mer
HINDEMITH/ Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
Commissioned in 2013 by the Hangzhou Federation of Literary and Art Circles with support from the Hangzhou city government
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 the opportunity to view selected works from the Museum’s celebrated collection of Chinese calligraphy.
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.
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