Archive for January, 2012

The countdown continues to the Year of the Dragon

January 19, 2012 Comments off

Yao Chen’s upcoming performance with Promusica Chamber Orchestra this coming weekend was part of an article in the Ohio State University Latern, the University’s own publication.

The program selections are meant to highlight and blend eastern and western orchestral styles. Yao Chen and Ruo‘s works emphasize the use of traditional Chinese instruments and percussion.

“We’re always trying to create different experiences for audiences,” said Janet Chen, executive director.

The pieces written by Yao Chen and Ruo have never been performed in Columbus. Janet Chen said they were chosen to showcase the upcoming talent emerging from Asia.

View the full article on The Lantern.


Happy Year of the Dragon, from Yao Chen and ProMusica

January 12, 2012 Comments off

We are all looking forward to Chinese New Year celebrations, and ProMusica in Columbus, OH is celebrating on January 21 & 22, 2012 by featuring Yao Chen’s Two Poems alongside composer Huang Ruo’s Path of Echos: Chamber Symphony No. 1.  More on Yao Chen’s work and Huang Ruo can be found here.  Also featured on the program are Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. performed by Di Wu and Mozart’s Symphony No. 33 — complete program notes.   ProMusica is one of the foremost chamber orchestras of the Mid West.   Tickets can be purchased online.