Proceed, Moon

Fantasy for Orchestra
Duration: 18′
Orchestration: 3(3rd dbl. Picc.) 3(3rd dbl. E.H.) 3(B.Cl) 3(C.Bsn.) – 4 3 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 4Perc. Hp. Pno. Cel. Str.
Commission: Commissioned by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association; Ricardo Mutti, Zell Music Director
Premiere: June 15, 16, and 17, 2017. Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Susanna Mälkki, conductor; Chicago Symphony Center, Chicago, IL.
Ballet 2017

Orchestration: 2 2 3(B.Cl) 2 – 4 2 3(B.Tbn.) 1; Timp. 3Perc. Str.
Commission: Commissioned by the Tallahassee Youth Orchestras, Inc.
Premiere: May 7, 2017. TYO Symphony with the Tallahassee Ballet Scool, Alexander Jiménez, conductor; Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Tallahassee, Fl.
Fanfare for a Joyous Occasion

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Commission: Commissioned by the Northwest Symphony Orchestra for its 30th Anniversary Concert.
Premiere: April 29, 2017. Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Anthony Spain, conductor; Highline Performing Arts Center, Burien, WA.
Nian Hua (Chinese New Year’s Paintings)

For Guitar Duo
Duration: 12′
Commission: Commissioned by the Beijing Guitar Duo (Meng Su & Yameng Wang); made possible by the Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Program with generous funding provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Chamber Music America Endowment Fund.
Premiere: April 29, 2017. Beijing Guitar Duo; Austin, TX.
Movements: I. Spring Ox and Cowherd
II. Five Boys Snatch Lotus Seed Pods
III. Prosperity in the New Year Nian Hua
Program Note:
Nian Hua (Chinese New Year’s Paintings) for two guitars is inspired by the colorful folk paintings presented in Yangliuqing Town in Tianjin, China. The work is 12 minutes in duration, and composed in three movements:
1. Spring Ox and Cowherd
2. Five Boys Snatch Lotus Seed Pods
3. Prosperity in the New Year Nian Hua

–Chen Yi
String Quartet No. 1

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Commission: Commissioned by West Texas A&M University.
Premiere: April 21, 2017. Harrington Quartet; Amarillo, TX.