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Composer Portraits: Lei Lang

Thursday, November 17, 2016
at 8:00 PM

Miller Theatre
2960 Broadway
New York, NY 10027


Event Information

As a student, Lei Liang attended class mere blocks from the Tiananmen Square protests; ever since, he has viewed art as a way to counteract violence and find freedom. His compositions pay homage to his Chinese culture while drawing on Western counterpoints. This Portrait, performed by several of Liang’s West Coast colleagues, explores opposing forces, bringing together light and dark, paradise and inferno.


Lei Liang, composer

Mark Dresser, contrabass


JACK Quartet

Steven Schick, conductor


Lakescape V (2016) world premiere, Miller Theatre co-commission

Luminous (2014) New York premiere

Ascension  (2008)

Serashi Fragments (2005)

Participants: JACK Quartet