Historic ‘Chinese Dream’ Symphony commission

grand piano cubismWithin days of his May graduation from Juilliard, Composer/ Pianist Peng-Peng Gong was on a plane to China to begin his extended artist residency with the Shanghai Philharmonic. It appears one of the first projects Gong will undertake there is the composition of a symphony which, when complete, will be the longest work in Chinese symphonic history. The Chinese Dream (current working title) is expected to weigh in at 80 minutes and a whopping 15 movements long. The work will be premiered at the last week of October at the Shanghai Oriental Center for the Performing Arts.

Reverie for cello and piano will become the basis of the new symphony’s opening movement. The work was composed for cellist and fellow Juiliard alum Eru
Matsumato and will soon be available in our catalog. For more information on composer Peng-Peng Gong or his music, please contact Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.