Two premiere works by Pulitzer prize-winning composer Zhou Long evoke ancient and modern mythical geographies.
Classic of Mountains and Seas 山海经 – concerto for orchestra is a symphonic work inspired by the ancient Chinese classic text.
Men of Iron and the Golden Spike 交响清唱剧– a symphonic oratorio is a major new work by Zhou Long and lyricist Su Wei for full symphony orchestra, soloists and a mixed chorus in honor of the Chinese railroad workers. The work reflects the epic history of nearly 20,000 Chinese laborers who contributed to the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad in the U.S. 150 years ago.
The Orchestra Now, conducted by Jindong Cai
with soloists (TBA) and the China Now Festival Chorus
Part of the 2nd annual CHINA NOW MUSIC FESTIVAL: China and America — Unity in Music