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World Premiere of Wenchen Qin’s “Listen to the Valleys” at Warsaw Autumn

At the focal point of this year’s festival “Warsaw Autumn” (19 to 27 September 2014) are works of Chinese composers. The world premiere of “Listen to the Valleys” for Chinese ensemble by Wenchen Qin (commissioned work by the festival) is not the only concert highlight.

In addition to the world premiere Qin’s orchestral work “Yin Ji” and the ensemble music “Whispers of a gentle Wind” for pipa, guzheng, sheng and banhu by his fellow countryman Guoping Jia will be given their Polish premieres during the course of this year’s episode.

The world premiere of Qin’s “Listen to the Valleys” and Guoping Jia’s “Whispers of a gentle Wind” (premiered in 2011 in Beijing) will be presented at the 57th Warsaw Autumn by the Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra conducted by Shun Liu on 21 September 2014. Four days later, on 25 September 2014, will follow the Polish premiere of Wenchen Qin’s “Yin Ji” for orchestra, performed by the Sinfonia Varsovia conducted by Daniel Gazon.

Wenchen Qin comments on his work “Listen to the Valleys”:
“For many years, I have been spending a lot of time studying traditional Chinese paintings. I am especially fascinated with the ancient landscape paintings of the Song Dynasty and the Yuan Dynasty. These landscape paintings directly reflect the natural world and reasoningly express the spirit of nature. Inspired by the artistic conception of Song and Yuan landscape paintings, ‘Listen to the Valleys’ is intended to express imagined sounds of nature with changing acoustic space and colors.”

21 September 2014
Warsaw
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, 7:30 PM
World premiere: Wenchen Qin
“Listen to the Valleys” for chinese ensemble
Polish premiere: Guoping Jia
“Whispers of a gentle Wind” for pipa, guzheng, sheng and banhu
Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra
Shun Liu (direction)

25 September 2014
Warsaw
Witold Lutosławski Polish Radio Concert Studio, 7:30 PM
Polish premiere: Wenchen Qin
“Yin Ji” for orchestra
Sinfonia Varsovia
Daniel Gazon (direction)

 

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