Chen Yi, Composer in Residence

Shaped by her experience coming of age during China's Cultural Revolution, Chen Yi embodies the "edge effect": Her early influences include both Chinese traditional music and Western classical music. Chen Yi is a master of contemporary technique and a strong advocate for music’s power to connect audiences of different cultural backgrounds. The 20/21 Ensemble will take on her active and engaging chamber works, including the evocative Happy Rain on a Spring Night and the iconic Sparkle. 

Repertoire

CHEN        Shuo Chang (2013)
                   Three Bagatelles from China West (2006)
                   Happy Rain on a Spring Night (2004)
                   Qi (1997)
                   Sparkle (1992)
                   Near Distance(1988)

Performers

Curtis 20/21 Ensemble

David Ludwig, artistic director