In this Music of Today performance in Queen Elizabeth Hall, he performs three contrasting works for sheng and orchestral ensemble with the Philharmonia.
Finnish composer Jukka Tiensuu's Hehkuu exploits the birdlike sounds of the sheng to create an atmospheric sound-world.
Guoping Jia's The Wind Sounds in the Sky fuses traditional Chinese music with elements of Western classical composition.
The programme culminates with a new piece for sheng and ensemble by Czech composer Ondrej Adamek, whose music was described by Ivan Hewett in The Telegraph as ‘sharp, brilliant’.
Adamek's highly theatrical music and innovative musical language create an entirely new framework for sheng and orchestral ensemble.
PerformersPlayers from the Philharmonia Orchestra
RepertoireJukka Tiensuu: Hehkuu for sheng & ensemble (UK premiere)
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