Written on the Wind: Huang Ruo and Min Xiao-fen

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On Jan. 27 at 7 pm in The Greene Space, composer Huang Ruo joins WQXR host David Garland for "Written on the Wind" -- an evening of conversation and premiere performances from New York and China-based composers that explore how place and tradition shape a composer’s style. 

The evening includes music by New York composer/performers Min Xiao-Fen and Huang Ruo, Chen Xing-Ruo from Beijing, and Shen Ye from Shanghai, performed on traditional Chinese and western instruments.

The event will be broadcast live on 105.9 FM WQXR, streamed at Q2 Music and and available as a live video Webcast through the video player below.

Complete Program

Chen Xin-Ruo: Witch Dance
Ensemble FIRE
Vasko Dukovski, clarinet; Arash Amini, cello

Min Xiao-Fen: Dim Sum
Min Xiao-Fen, pipa, Nanyin pipa, child's pipa, sanxian, electronics and vocal
Satoshi Takeishi, percussion and electronics

Traditional (arr. Huang Ruo): "The Girl from Daban City"
Ensemble FIRE
Huang Ruo, vocal; Eviline Kuhn, flute; Vasko Dukovski, clarinet; Shelley Monroe Huang, bassoon; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Arash Amini, cello; Min Xiao-Fen, pipa

Shen Ye: Folk Songs for Piano Trio
Ensemble FIRE
Stephen Buck, piano; Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Arash Amini, cello

Huang Ruo: Drama Theater II: Written on the Wind
Min Xiao-Fen, pipa and vocal