NZTrio and Xia Jing (Guzheng): Fa 发 Concert

Date: Friday, 16 September 2016.

Venue: Adam Concert Room, NZSM.

NZ Trio
Xia Jing

Renowned guzheng soloist Xia Jing 夏菁 accompanies NZTrio in Gao Ping’s world premiere of his new work Feng Zheng (Kite) dedicated to our dear friend the late, great NZ composer Jack Body.

Feng Zheng is inspired by the notion of sending thoughts and wishes into the sky—a perfect way to celebrate the coinciding Harvest Moon Festival.

Three other new commissions by New Zealand composers Dylan Lardelli, Jeroen Speak, and Dorothy Ker have also been created for this unique instrumental combination of piano, cello, violin and guzheng.

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Fa 发 Programme

  • Zhou Long (China/USA): Spirit of Chimes.
  • Xia Jing (China): solo guzheng.
  • Dorothy Ker (NZ): String Taxonomy 1 (world premiere).
  • Jeroen Speak (NZ): Serendipity fields (world premiere).
  • Dylan Lardelli (NZ): Shells (world premiere).
  • Gao Ping (China/NZ): Feng Zheng (Kite) (NZTrio commission and world premiere).

Tickets: $25 each, to book, go to Eventfinda.

The concert is part of the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington China–New Zealand Musical Exchange programme. Jointly sponsored by the China Cultural Centre in New Zealand and the Confucius Institute at Victoria University of Wellington.

Also Supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation and Ti Kōki, New Zealand School of Music.