Under the Darkening Sky

Under the Darkening Sky (2020)
for Chamber Ensemble

Commissioned by Sharing Chamber Orchestra

1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Percussion (Snare Drum, 2 Tom-Toms, Kick Drum, Suspended Cymbal, Triangle, Rainstick, and Metal Wind Chimes), 1 Harp, 1 Piano, 1 Violin, 1 Viola, 1 Cello

World Premiere:
October 15, 2022
Sharing Chamber Orchestra Concert 2022
Chiahu Performance Hall, Beigang Cultural Center, Yunlin, Taiwan
Sharing Chamber Orchestra

Duration: 8 minutes

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Sharing Chamber Orchestra Concert 2022

Under the Darkening Sky for chamber ensemble, composed in 2020, is a commissioned work by Sharing Chamber Orchestra. In that year which this piece was composed, a whole world was facing the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was a huge impact for the performing arts. Although Taiwan has a better situation at that time, compared with other countries, lots of events for performing arts were still cancelled as well as the one of Sharing Chamber Orchestra.

I am glad to know that Under the Darkening Sky will have it premiere after two years. It seems everything is going to be back to the normal now although the COVID-19 cases are still very high. Under the Darkening Sky is a piece describing a scene that people seek for the light and hope in the future when facing the difficulties.

Thanks for Sharing Chamber Orchestra’s hard work to make the premiere of this piece possible. Two concerts will take place in Yunlin, Taiwan. On October 15 (at 2:30pm), it will be at Chiahu Performance Hall of Beigang Cultural Center; on October 16 (at 2:30pm), it will be at Yunlin Performance Hall in Douliou. Douliou is also my hometown, and it is my pleasure to see my piece will be back to there to be performed. For more information, please refer to the poster below, and please come to the concerts to support Sharing Chamber Orchestra. Thank you!

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