The Macao Chinese Orchestra

The Yellow River Piano Concerto

Sunday, May 4, 2008 20:00     Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     100

Conductor: Pang Ka Pang
Li Chuan Yun, Violin
Yin Chengzong, Piano

Tang Jianping: Dragon Boat (Commissioned Work/ World Premiere)
He Zhanhao (b. 1933), Chen Gang/ Arr. Zhang Daisen: “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto
Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908): Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)
Zhao Jiping: Macao Impressions (Commissioned Work/ World Premiere)
Arr. Yin Chengzong, Chu Wanghua, Sheng Lihong, Liu Zhuang (based on Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Cantata): “Yellow River” Piano Concerto

This concert offers Macao audiences two world premieres by famous Chinese composers along with some of the most exquisite classics in the Chinese repertoire, the Butterfly Lovers and Yellow River concertos. Pablo de Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen confirms the renowned skill of the Macao Chinese Orchestra at interpreting arrangements of Western music. The works on this programme exude a breeze of emotions sure to stir the souls of every listener.
Joining forces with the orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Pang Ka Pang, are the young violin prodigy Li Chuan Yun and celebrated pianist Yin Chengzong.

Duration: approximately 2 hours, with one interval