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Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Special Guest Artist

James Hodgins

November 20, 2015

Jing Wang, composer and virtuoso erhu artist, will perform with the orchestra in its next concert.


WHAT: The Texas Tech University Symphony Orchestra will perform with Jing Wang, virtuoso erhu artist, at its next concert. The erhu is a Chinese traditional two-stringed bowed instrument.

Conductors for the concert are David E. Becker, director of orchestras, and Ross T. Ipsen, associate conductor.

Pieces to be performed include John Corigliano's “Promenade Overture,” Jian-Min Wang's “Rhapsody Number 1 for Erhu and Orchestra,” Vittorio Monti's “Czardas for Erhu and Strings” and Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's “Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy.”

The concert is open to the public and admission is free.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 24)

WHERE: Hemmle Recital Hall, Texas Tech School of Music

WHO: Jing Wang, a composer and virtuoso erhu artist, was born in China. She has participated in numerous musical communities as a composer and a performer of diverse styles of music. Her compositions have been selected and presented in China, Spain, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Russia, Australia, Japan, Argentina, Colombia and throughout the United States. They have also been recognized by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers and Electro-acoustic Miniatures International Contest Spain.

Wang was the winner of the 2006 Pauline Oliveros Prize given by the International Alliance for Women in Music and has been awarded the MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the Vilcek Foundation Fellowship and the Omi International Musicians Residency Fellowship.

As an active erhu performer, she has introduced the Chinese indigenous erhu into the Western contemporary music scene with her wide array of compositions for chamber ensemble, avant-garde jazz improvisations and multicultural ensembles. She also has performed erhu concertos with several symphony orchestras in the United States.

Wang is an assistant professor of music at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where she teaches electroacoustic music, composition and music theory.

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CONTACT: Eric Allen, assistant director of bands, School of Music, Texas Tech University (806) 834-6361 or eric.m.allen@ttu.edu