In late August the New Jersey-based Bay-Atlantic Symphony, led by Music Director Jed Gaylin, will record She Comes to Shore: A Journey for Piano and Orchestra by the Hong Kong-born composer and pianist Lee Pui Ming. At the recording session, in Rowan University’s Pfleeger Concert Hall, the composer will perform as piano soloist in the work. She Comes to Shore was given its world premiere earlier this year by Gaylin and the Baltimore’s Hopkins Symphony Orchestra, where Gaylin is also music director. In May 2008, the Bay-Atlantic Symphony performed Awakening, Lee Pui Ming’s concerto for erhu and orchestra, featuring Jiebing Chen as soloist. Gaylin’s interest in contemporary Chinese composers led him to travel to the Xinjang Province of northwest China last March to record a two-CD set of music from that region as well as works by Handel and Beethoven. The recording will be released in early 2011.
Photo by John Lauener
Posted July 29, 2010