【2017/18】20180113 Music and Literature—Works of WANG Chen-Ping
WANG Chen-Ping was a conductor, composer, and performing musician. He wasthe founding conductor of TCO and served as orchestra director and music director, forming an inseparable tie over the years.
WANG was received the Outstanding Asian Artists Award from Chinese American Arts Council in New York. He was known for his pipa performance, orchestral conducting, and compositions for the orchestra. To promote multifaceted growth of the orchestra, he produced new Peking operas, composed for contemporary ethnic dance dramas, and conducted Huangmei operas. In the later years of his career, he introduced Buddhist music to the Concert Hall and helped the genre reach the world. His lifelong contribution to traditional Chinese music is beyond doubt.
For his five-year death anniversary in January 2018, TCO has organized this concert, dedicated to his legacy and his commitment to the orchestra, featuring his original work in traditional Chinese music ensembles and dance dramas.