Cai Conducts Rachmaninoff

Sat, Nov 19, 2016, 8 PM & Sun, Nov 20, 2016, 2 PM
Part of the series TŌN at the Fisher Center

at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College, Sosnoff Theater
in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

  • Works by Rachmaninoff, Guohui Ye, and Xiaogang Ye
  • TŌN performs a work for orchestra and soprano, a piano concerto, and a suite
  • Conducted by Jindong Cai; “intense, playful” –Los Angeles Times
  • With pianist Gwhyneth Chen and soprano Manhua Gao

The Music

Guohui Ye: Drinking Wine by the Stream’s Choice
Vividly expressive. Inspired by a painting depicting an ancient tradition of floating wine down a stream—when the cup stopped along the bank, the person nearest would recite a poem and drink!

Xiaogang Ye: Scent of the Green Mango
Sultry and full of awe. The piano music of Chopin inspired this piece.

Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Vibrant and rich. Rachmaninoff quotes several of his own pieces throughout the work, providing a summary to his career.

The Artists

JINDONG CAI, conductor
GWHYNETH CHEN, piano
MANHUA GAO, soprano