Friday, March 16, 2007
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD

Gustav Mahler’s sublime Der Abschied (The Farewell) from The Song of the Earth in the context of the traditional Chinese music and poetry that inspired it. The program includes the premiere of a commissioned work by the master Chinese-American composer Zhou Long.

Min Ziao-Fenpipa
Wang Guoweierhu
Delores Zieglermezzo
Shi Hong Aldinactress
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Zhou Long: Abschied (premiere, commissioned new work inspired by Mahler)
Mahler: Abschied from Song of the Earth (Orchestration by Arnold Schoenberg)
Chinese traditional music; Chinese poetry
Prelude and post-concert discussions

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