Qigang Chen is a musical chameleon whose compositions are filled with echoes of his youth in China, alongside vivid textures inspired by later life in France. His incandescent composition for string orchestra, L’éloignement, is filled with beautiful expressions of traditional Chinese folk music, suggesting the loneliness of his years in confinement for “ideological reeducation” during China’s Cultural Revolution.
Prepare for fireworks when guest soloist George Li performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, one of the composer’s most passionate and expressive works, and one of his first concerti to include a relatively new instrument called the “clarinet.” Praised by The Washington Post for his “staggering technical prowess” and “sense of depth and command,” George Li exudes an effortless grace and maturity at the piano far beyond his years.
Tickets :$31.00 and up
$15 Live Rush tickets available at 10AM the day of an applicable show
+ applicable charges
How to get tickets?
Phone: 1 888 991-2787/613 947-7000 ext. 620
At the door: At box office. Monday to Saturday: 10am to 9pm Sundays & Holidays: Closed, except when a performance is scheduled, the Box Office will open 2 hours prior to curtain until 15 minutes after the curtain time of the last performance.
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time: February 26 – 27, 2020 | 8:00 PM
National Arts Centre, 1 Elgin Street, Ottawa, ON
Public transport accessible