Taipei Century Choir Concerts

The Flight Log for Mixed Chorus and Piano will reprise twice in Taiwan, one is in Changhua on September 21 and another one is in National Concert Hall in Taipei on October 1. I am excited that finally Taipei Century Choir will perform this piece which was commissioned by them, and especially thank the conductor Li-Fen Chen for making these two performances possible. In the meantime, Taipei Century Choir will premiere a new work of Hui-Ni Chang, Rain, Dew, Frost and Snow, in the same concerts. The Flight Log will be the last piece in the concerts and this is a piece using three different flying objects, stars, a kite and wings, to describe three different stories of chasing a dream. Please be there for supporting Taipei Century Choir and me, and you will fly with my words, my notes and the power of live concerts. Thank you.

2:30pm, September 21 28, 2014 at Yuanlin Performance Hall, Changhua, Taiwan
7:30pm, October 1, 2014 at National Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Taipei Century Choir Concert
Li-Fen Chen conducts Taipei Century Choir
I-Ta Wang, piano
Ticket: Taipei Century Choir Concert
[Update (9/20)] The concert on September 21 has postponed to September 28 due to the typhoon “Fung-Wong”.

Taipei Century Choir Poster
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Second Theme……

Today I made a new look for my website. It is the second changing since the fist look of this website was on March, 2011. The second theme I chose at this time is the Splendio Theme, which has a wider column, modern design with lines, clear fonts which are easy to read, and random cover photos. I have uploaded  three different photos from the photo page, and they will randomly appear in this website.

Splendio Theme

今天我把這個個人網站的版型換新的了。從2011年三月的第一個版型出現之後,這是第二次的更新,第二個版型是Splendio Theme。這個主題有比較寬的欄位,有設計感的線條,字型也清楚易讀,還有可以隨機更換的封面照片。我已經上載了從Photo頁面中挑選出來三張不同的封面照片,將會隨機出現在這個個人網站的首頁裡。

Meteor Impacts

Meteor Impacts (2012-2013)
for orchestra

“Meteor Impacts” is the first movement of my Symphony No. 2 “Sky Trilogy”.

Award:
Finalist, The American Prize in Composition – Orchestra Music Professional Division (2015)
Orchestra Members’ Choice Award and Audience’s Choice Award of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition (2014)

Instrumentation:
Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, English Horn, 2 Clarinets (Bb), Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, Contrabassoon, 4 Horns, 3 Trumpets (C), 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Timpani, Percussion 1 (1 anvil, 1 lion’s roar, 4 cowbells, 1 suspended cymbal), Percussion 2 (5 tom-toms, 1 snare drum, 1 suspended cymbal), Percussion 3 (4 brake drums, 1 bass drum, 1 tam-tam, 1 rainstick, 1 triangle, 1 ratchet), Piano, Strings.

World Premiere:
August 23, 2014
Final Concert of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition 2014
Concert Hall of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Taichung, Taiwan
Lin Liao conducts National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra
NTSO Composition Competition 2014

Duration: 12 minutes
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A Farewell Song

A Farewell Song (2014)
for Trombone, Percussion and Piano

Commissioned by Performance 20/20 of the Hartt School

Instrumentation of Percussion:
Vibraphone, 5 Roto-Toms (Bb, eb, ab, bb, e1), 4 Nipple Gongs (eb, ab, a, b), Rainstick, Glass Wind Chimes, Glass Bottle.

World Premiere:
March 30, 2014
Performance 20/20 Prism Concert
Berkman Recital Hall, The Hartt School, West Hartford, CT
Matthew Russo, trombone; Jianpeng Feng, percussion; Shuangning Liu, piano

Duration: 8 minutes
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Phantasy Reprise!

Phantasy for oboe and English horn will get its 12th performance tonight. It is also the first performance of this piece in 2014. Please come tonight and support me and Oboe Duo Agosto  (Charles Huang and Ling-Fei Kang). Admission is free. Thank you!

Time: 6pm (March 20)
Venue: Centinel Hill Auditorium (11F), Capital Community College 
(950 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103)
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The Flight Log

The Flight Log (2005)
for Mixed Chorus and Piano

I.  Stars of Night
II. Bright Blue Sky
III. A Pair of Wings

Commissioned by Taipei Century Choir

World Premiere:
December 11, 2013
TNC Taiwanese Choral Works
National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Chun-Chiang Chiu conducts Taiwan National Choir
Shih-Hsing Lin, piano
TNC Taiwanese Choral Works Concert

Duration: 11 minutes
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TNC Taiwanese Choral Works Concert

I was back to Taiwan for the winter break on December 7, and I am glad that I am able to come back earlier before the end of the fall semester to listen to the premiere performance of my choral piece The Flight Log for mixed chorus and piano. I composed this piece in 2005 (eight years ago), and finally it will get the premiere opportunity on December 11, 2013. Thank the conductor Li-Fen Chen to make the premiere performance possible. Thank Taiwan National Choir and the conductor Chun-Chiang Chiu for willing to learn this piece and perform it in National Recital Hall. It makes me feel grateful that such a dusty piece in my bookshelf is going to reborn and become a real sound to the world; in the meanwhile, I am checking the oneself I have been before and grabbing the precious memories through my music. I am looking forward to it!

7:30pm, December 11, 2013
TNC Taiwanese Choral Works
National Recital Hall, Taipei, Taiwan
Chun-Chiang Chiu conducts Taiwan National Choir
Shih-Hsing Lin, piano
Flight Log Cover
ArtsTicket.com: TNC Taiwanese Choral Works

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New Domain Name and Cave Railroad Recording

I finally got the new domain name of this website last Saturday (September 21). If you have bookmarked the old one, please update to a new one although it will automatically redirect from the old to the new. The new domain name is http://fenghsulee.com. Thank you.

By the way, I also got a recording of my
Cave Railroad for solo alto saxophone from Po-Fang Chang yesterday, and I put the recording in this website today. Please click this link, Cave Railroad, for listening to this piece.

Domain Name

上星期六(9月21日)我終於為這個網站買了新的網域,如果你曾經把之前的舊網址加入你的書籤,雖然舊網址還是會自動連接到新網址,還是請你更新一下你的書籤。謝謝!新的網址是:http://fenghsulee.com

另外,我昨天拿到柏方寄給我的錄音,是我寫給他的為獨奏中音薩克斯風的《山隧鐵道》。我今天把這個錄音放到這個網站了,請點選這個連結來聆聽這個錄音:《山隧鐵道》。

Lament of Autumn Leaves

Lament of Autumn Leaves (2012)
for Solo Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble

Award: Honorable Mention of the First Asia Pacific Saxophone Composition Competition (2015)

World Premiere:
June 12, 2013
National Taiwan University Band for Alumni
KHS Hall, Luzou, New Taipei City, Taiwan
Li-Chun Hsiao, alto saxophone
Shao-Dong Liu conducts National Taiwan University Band for Alumni
NTUBA for Alumni Cocert Poster

Instrumentation:
1 Piccolo, 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 English Horn, 3 Clarinets (Bb), 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 1 Contrabassoon, Solo Alto Saxophone, 1 Alto Saxophone, 1 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Baritone Saxophone, 3 Trumpets (Bb), 4 Horns, 2 Trombones, 1 Bass Trombone, 1 Euphonium, 1 Tuba, 1 Double Bass, Timpani, Percussion 1 (5-Oct Marimba), Percussion 2 (Vibraphone, 2 Suspended Cymbals, Triangle). Note: No more than two players on each flute and clarinet part. No doubling on any other part.

Duration: 8 minutes

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