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Composition Prof. Zhou Long's Busy Year Highlights

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The UMKC Conservatory's Distinguished Professor of Composition Zhou Long has had another busy year.  Here are some of the highlights.

He and Chen Yi were nominated for a 2016 Grammy Award in the category of Best Orchestral Performance: Zhou Long & Chen Yi: Symphony 'Humen 1839'.

The Rhyme of Taigu; The Enlightened. Darrell Ang, conductor (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra), Label: Naxos, performed.

The Conservatory Wind Symphony premiered Zhou Long's Concerto for Wind Symphony: Ancient Echoes (2017) at the CBDNA national conference, March 17, 2017, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, conducted by Steven D. Davis.

Tipsy Howl for Horn in F: commissioned by Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD 2016, premiered Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD (The ARD International Music Competition) September 2016

November 18–19, 2016, American premiere of Piano Concerto (Postures) with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra under Maestro José Luis Novo. Performed by Conservatory alumnus Christopher Janwong McKiggan, piano.  José-Luis Novo, conductor

September 28, 2016, the 9th Shanghai New Music Week Composer-in-Residence, four concertos featured in the closing concert. Peking Drum (1994) for Pipa and Orchestra; Five Elements (2008), Concerto for Flute and Orchestra; Postures (2014), Piano Concerto.Concerto for Drums (2006) for Timpani, Chinese drums, and orchestra.

Pulitzer Prize-winning opera Madame White Snake's new production part of the Ouroboros Trilogy at Arts, Emerson, Cutler Majestic Theater, Sept. 10, 2016.  Opera News in Review/North America

September 3, 2016, Music Mountain in Falls Village, Connecticut, Song of the Ch’in (1982), performed by the Shanghai String Quartet.

April 1, 2016, Crowell Concert Hall, Wesleyan campus, Shanghai Quartet performs Song of the Ch’in

March 12, 2016, Qingdao Symphony premieres Tsingtao Overture.

Congratulations!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu