Corey Hamm, piano
Nicole Ge Li, erhu
Dorothy Chang – Gateways (new commission)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade, Op. 35
Described as “evocative and kaleidoscopic” (Seattle Times), the music of composer Dorothy Chang often reflects the eclectic mix of musical influences from her youth, ranging from popular and folk music to elements of traditional Chinese music. Commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony and Philharmonia Northwest, Gateways, a double concerto for piano and erhu, is a testimony of her own various cultural influences. They close with Rimsky-Korsakov’s famous Scheherazade.