Concert Info

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Date: June 03, 2011

Time: 8:00 PM

City: San Francisco, California

Venue: YBCA Forum

Presenter: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts & Kronos Performing Arts Association

Program

 

A Chinese Home

Tan Dun / Ghost Opera

INTERMISSION

A Chinese Home 中国之家 
Conceived by Wu Man 吴蛮, David Harrington and Chen Shi-Zheng 陳士爭

Part I.  Return 回归
Part II. Shanghai 上海
Part III.  The East Is Red 东方红
Part IV.  Made in China 中国制造
Played without pause

Chen Shi-Zheng, director and visual designer
Laurence Neff, lighting and scenic designer
Scott Fraser, sound designer
Camilla French, video photography
flora&faunavisions, video editing
Laurence Xu, costume designer
Lisa Iacucci, assistant director
Calvin Ll. Jones, associate sound designer

A Chinese Home was commissioned for the Kronos Quartet and Wu Man by Carnegie Hall and the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.  The work was co-commissioned by the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland at College Park, with funds from The Leading College and University Presenters Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Florida State University’s Seven Days of Opening Nights; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Stanford Lively Arts, Stanford University. Additional support was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Recent World Premiere

Philip Glass' String Quartet No. 6 premiered at the Chan Centre in Vancouver (Oct 19, 2013), followed by performances at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas, NV (Oct 21), Clarice Smith Center in College Park, MD (Oct 24), and Stanford Live in Stanford, CA (Jan 15, 2014). Upcoming performances include Krannert Center in Urbana, IL (Mar 19), Théâtre de la Ville in Paris (May 5), the Barbican in London (May 13) and more.

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