Broadcast | Rimsky-Korsakov & Qigang Chen

The New Jersey Symphony performs Spanish- and French-inspired showpieces alongside an electrifying US premiere from one of China’s foremost composers, Qigang Chen, with returning violinist Ning Feng.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
NING FENG violin

Program Notes Concert Info


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio espagnol

QIGANG CHEN La joie de la souffrance for Violin and Orchestra (US Premiere and New Jersey Symphony Co-Commission)    

SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso  

FALLA Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat 

Concert originally performed Nov 7–10, 2019. Recorded at NJPAC in Newark.
Broadcast Dec 27, 2019, on WWFM.

Behind the Scenes

Music Director Xian Zhang previews the US premiere of Qigang Chen’s La joie de la sufferance and its unique blend of French and Chinese styles. 

Xian Zhang previews the Spanish influences of Falla (Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat) and Rimsky-Korsakov (Capriccio espagnol).