Peng-Peng Gong Fifth Symphony Premiere

Gong 5th Symphony bowPeng-Peng Gong’s grand Fifth Symphony received its world premiere on 12/13/2015 with the Shanghai Philharmonic, Liang Zhang conducting.  Exploring the tragic, violent and ugly nature of war through World War II and the Second Sino-Japanese War, this large work combines virtually every genre of classical music- symphony, sonata, concerto, aria, art song, grand cantata, and chamber music.  Soloists for the premiere included Xiao Liu on violin, Chu Yi-bing on cello, the composer himself playing piano, soprano Lei Xu, and tenor Jingma Fan.  The Violin Sonata and Violin Concerto sections of the symphony will be available from Lauren Keiser Music Publishing this Spring; email us for details.

Gong: Fifth Symphony World Premiere, New Works and a French Debut

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Peng-Peng Gong’s Symphony No. 5 will be premiered by the Shanghai Philharmonic and the Shanghai Opera Chorus on 12/13/15.  Maestro Liang Zhang will conduct with soprano Lei Xu, tenor Jingma Fan, violinist Xiao Liu, cellist Chu Yi-Bing, and the composer himself at the piano.  The Fifth Symphony was commissioned by the Shanghai Philharmonic in 2014 in honor of the 70th Anniversary to the End of World War II and the Second Sino-Japanese War, composed in a most unusual form known as “The Classical Genre Expo” – a merge of virtually every form of classical music.  The combo of these different forms and instrumentations are meant to artistically portray the astronomically traumatic impact the wars have caused on people of different races, different fields, different territories, different cultures, and different social classes.

Peng-Peng Gong has also announced three new smaller works: Three Preludes, Children’s Bagatelles, and Jasmine Variations for boys’ choir. For more information on these and other works by Mr. Gong, write to Lauren Keiser Music Publishing.

His Third Piano Concerto: Zhonghua Chronicles will receive two consecutive performances in Nice, France on April 22 and 23rd of 2016, with the Nice Philharmonic and Philippe Auguin conducting, featuring the composer as soloist.

To view Peng-Peng Gong’s current publications, visit Hal Leonard.