Exploring Mixed Ensembles Series #13

Jin Zhang: No Rush

Percussion: Jonathan Bernard / Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Nieuw Ensemble / Chih-Sheng Chen / National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan / Video: Jacob Audio and Video Arts, Jacob Chang / Audio: Chao-Hui Wang 2014.12.13

Written in three movements, this work (originally for erhu, zheng, and percussion) is an exploration of contrasts, moving between tenderness and strength, forcefulness and tranquility. The Orchid Ensemble commissioned this piece in 2000 with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. This performance is a re-adapted 2014 version that was performed with the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra. The percussion solo is performed by Canadian Jonathan Bernard.

(Edit: Patty Chan)