Beethoven, Zhao Jiping, Debussy, and Shi Guangnan

March 3, 2022, 9:00 pm

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Composer Zhao Jiping (photo: NCPA)

On our program this week, we’ll hear Beethoven’s magnificent incidental music for Egmont, Zhao Jiping’s Cello Concerto, “The Disillusioned Dream” featuring cellist Li-Wei Qin, Debussy‘s impressionistic La mer, and a rousing choral and orchestral arrangement of Shi Guangnan’s song, In the Hopeful Field.


Debussy: La mer
NCPA Orchestra: Lü Jia, conductor

Zhao Jiping: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in D Minor, “The Disillusioned Dream”
Li-Wei Qin, cello; NCPA Orchestra: Lü Jia, conductor

Beethoven: Egmont, Op. 84
Song Yuanming, soprano; Sun Qiang, narrator; NCPA Orchestra: Lü Jia, conductor

Shi Guangnan: In the Hopeful Field (arr. Dong Yuexian)
Beijing Symphony Orchestra; Chorus of Beijing Musician’s Association: Tan Lihua, conductor