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).