Guanzi Concerto 管子协奏曲
Instrumentation: Guanzi solo and Chinese Orchestra (222, 221, 1111, 1111, Plucked Strings, 6 Perc, Strings)
Duration: 30 minutes
The composer intends to explore new sound and conversations between Guanzi and Orchestra to create new impression of the Guanzi.
The first movement is written in an Impressionism-liked style, the Guanzi solo and the orchestra mainly performed in a call and response manner.
The fourth movement is written in a Scherzo-liked style, and incorporated with the musical style of Jazz and Minimalism.
The fifth movement is written in a Rhapsody-liked style, consisted of three main sections: the fast section, the free section and the coda.
***Second and third movement are not complete yet.
Premiere (1st movement):
Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra on 3/1/2016 at Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Concert Hall
Chew Hee-Chiat, Conductor