Carola Bauckholt and Wen-Chung Chou at New York's Miller Theatre

Carola Bauckholt and Wen-Chung Chou at New York's Miller Theatre
Wen-Chung Chou (©Nancy Wong), Carola Bauckholt (©Regine Körner)

Works by two C. F. Peters composers, Carola Bauckholt and Wen-Chung Chou, are featured in the coming months at New York City's Miller Theatre.

On February 8, 2024, the adventurous International Contemporary Ensemble performs a selection of Bauckholt's works spanning 20 years, anchored by Oh, I See., written for clarinet, violin, cello, video, and two balloons. Her work focuses on the phenomena of perception and understanding, and her music blurs boundaries between visual arts, musical theater, and concert music. Other featured works include: MembranSchlammflocke II, and Treibstoff. There will be an onstage discussion with Bauckholt and George Lewis. The two composers met when they both had orchestra pieces on the same program in Stuttgart in 2014. Read the Q&A where Lewis speaks with Tim Munro about Bauckholt and her music.

On March 21, contemporary ensemble Continuum led by Joel Sachs performs a special concert to celebrate the Chou's centennial and legacy. Chou's unique style – subtly expressive and yet always ‘of the moment’ – brought together Chinese traditional music and Western modernism. Chou had an enormous influence on concert music in America and was responsible for bringing over the next generation of musicians from China, including Pulitzer Prize winner Zhou Long, Chen Yi, Tan Dun, and Bright Sheng. A highlight of the concert is the American premiere of In the Mode of Shang for chamber orchestra. The program also includes: The Willows are NewYü KoTwilight Colors, and Ode to Eternal Pine. A short, informal conversation between Chou's sons and musical associates will follow the intermission.

For more information, please contact your local Wise Music Promotion Team.

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