The New Zealand Herald Premier Series - Legends


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Conductor - Yu Long Cello - Li-Wei Qin Qigang Chen - Instants d'un Opéra de Pékin Janácek - Taras Bulba Dvorák - Cello Concerto Chinese-born and Parisian-trained, Qigang Chen's music blends East and West in a manner to set the ears tingling. His gossamer homage to Peking opera is a modern perspective on this venerable Chinese music. Janácek's retelling of the story of the Cossack warrior Taras Bulba is startlingly bloodthirsty, and enormously exciting. Dvorák's evergreen Cello Concerto comes from his years in America. Longing for his homeland, he poured his soul into the piece. The marvellous Chinese-Australian cellist Li-Wei Qin will give a glowing performance.