Composer to Composer: In Conversation with Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Kerwin Young

December 2, 2020 @ 5:00PM — 6:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Join us in conversation with composers Chen Yi, Zhou Long, and Kerwin Young

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Kerwin Young talks with Chen Yi and Zhou Long about their co-composed work, Symphony “Humen 1839,” from 2009. The work commemorates the public burning of over 1000 tons of opium, an event which led to the First Opium War between Great Britain and China.

The Composer to Composer series features major American composers in conversation with each other about their work and leading a creative life. The intergenerational discussions will begin by exploring a single work with one composer interviewing the other. Attendees will gain insight to each work’s genesis, sound, influence on the American orchestral canon, and be invited to ask questions of the artists. Events will be live-streamed and available for on-demand viewing for seven days following the live event.

Tickets are free; registration highly encouraged. Registrants will receive links to recordings of featured works in advance of the event.