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Xiaogang Ye Mount Emei for Violin, Percussion and Orchestra
Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
Xiaogang Ye Scent of Green Mango for Piano and Orchestra
Xiaogang Ye The Song of Sorrow and Gratification for Bass Baritone and Orchestra
‘A broad mind and a big heart’ – that’s the spirit embodied in the music of Xiaogang Ye, arguably China’s greatest living composer in the Western classical tradition. Colourful, melodious and deeply emotional, his music draws on the ancient poetry of China to tell universal stories. Gilbert Varga and four handpicked soloists share that beauty tonight, alongside the music of Benjamin Britten – another great composer who took his inspiration from wind, water and the human heart.