Walking on the Falling Leaves and Snow

Walking on the Falling Leaves and Snow (2011)
for Alto Saxophone and Piano

I. Autumn Snow
II. Autumn Leaves

Commissioned by Chih-Huan Wu

World Premiere:
December 15, 2016
2016 Asian Saxophone Congress
Concert Hall, National Chiayi Univeristy, Chiayi, Taiwan
(One of selected pieces in the semi-final round, the senior division of ASC International Competition 2016)
Competition participants
2016 Asian Saxophone Congress
US Premiere:
April 28, 2017
Arthur Ting-Hua Liang Performer Diploma Recital
Sweeney Hall, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Arthur Ting-Hua Liang, alto saxophone; Theresa Leung, piano

Duration: 12 minutes

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Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015

My latest piece, Rivers of the Ocean for high voice, alto saxophone and piano, was premiered in Paris (Henri Selmer Showroom) on September 30 and received the second performance in Bordeaux (Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud) on October 2 as a part of concerts in Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015 (The Week of Foreign Cultures 2015) in France. In this video, it is presenting the concerts and conferences held by Centre culturel de Taïwan à Paris (Cultural Center of Paris to Taiwan) during Semaine des Cultures Étrangères 2015.


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Allison Balcetis Taiwan Tour Concerts

I am honored that Allison Balcetis, the saxophone professor of University of Alberta, will bring my The Voice of Children for solo baritone saxophone for her Taiwan tour concerts. These three concerts will feature the saxophone works, especially those are written by Taiwanese composers and inspired by the eastern music, in the artist exchange with the Taiwanese saxophonist Po-Yuan Ku. Except concerts, Allison Balcetis will also give two masterclasses in Taichung and Tainan. More information in details as followed:

Allison Balcetis – Taiwan Artistic Exchange with Po-Yuan Ku
7:30pm, May 26 – Concert at KHS ProShop in Taipei
2pm, May 28 – Masterclass at Music Department of National Tainan University (D205)
6:30pm, May 28 – Concert at Concert Hall of Tainan University of Technology (S502)
1pm, May 29 – Masterclass at Music Department of Tainan University of Technology (T104)
7:30pm, May 29 – Concert at Concert Hall of National Taichung University of Education

Program
Feng-Hsu Lee: The Voice of Children
Chien-Nien Chen: Jasmine Flower
André Ribeiro: Linha de sombra
Christian Lauba: Adria
and two improvisations based on the Chinese traditional Nan-Yin and Nan-Guan music

All the concerts and masterclasses are admission free!!! If you are near the area and have free time, please come to the concerts for supporting Allison Balcetis, Po-Yuan Ku, and me. Thank you very much!

Allison Balcetis

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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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Thailand International Composition Festival

Tomorrow (July 8) I will fly to Bangkok, Thailand for participating the Eighth Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF). My piece, Unbearable Pain and Watery Eyes (2012) for violin, percussion and piano, was selected as one of twelve finalists in the TICF Composition Competition, and will be premiered at the music auditorium (MACM Hall) of Mahidol University on July 14 (10am). I was invited to participate the TICF from July 9 to 14 to attend all the concerts and lectures, and get the feedback of my piece in the Masterclass. I am looking forward to my trip to Bangkok.

By the way, I will travel to Bangkok from July 8 to 18. In these days I will have two pieces performing in Taiwan. Ballade (2012) for violin and percussion will be premiered tomorrow night (7pm, July 8) at the Miaoli International Culture and Tourism Bureau Concert Hall by violinist Yu-Hao Chang and percussionist Sayun Chang. Cave Railroad (2011) for solo alto saxophone will have Taiwan premiered performance at the YAMAHA Artists Service Center (Taipei) by saxophonist Po-Fang Chang on July 17. Although I am not able to attend these two concerts, I believe the performances will be fantastic. Please visit the “Performances” page to get more information of concerts.

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Two Performances on March 29

There are two performances of my pieces on March 29, but in different states of the United States. I am looking forward to both concerts.

First, Oboe Duo Agosto will perform my Phantasy again in the morning (10:55am). The concert will take place at the Hubbard Music Center Performing Hall of Loomis Chaffee School (Windsor, CT) and is open to the public. It will be the sixth performance of this piece.

Second, saxophonist Po-Fang Chang will premiere my Cave Railroad for solo alto saxophone in the night (8pm) at his Master of Music degree recital. The concert will take place at the Bryan Recital Hall, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University, OH.  I will take the Amtrak from Hartford, CT to Bowling Green, OH (long trip!) for the premiere of my solo alto saxophone piece.

Please click the “Performance” page for the direction of the venues, and both concerts are free admission.

3月29日我有兩個曲子分別在美國康乃狄克州跟俄亥俄州被演出,我很期待這兩場音樂會。

Oboe Duo Agosto在早上10點55分於Hubbard Music Center Performing Hall of Loomis Chaffee School(美國康乃狄克州Windsor)演出我的為雙簧管與英國管的《幻想曲》。這場音樂會是公開的,而且是這首曲子的第六次演出。薩克斯風家張柏方在晚上8點於美國俄亥俄州鮑林格林州立大學音樂院的Bryan Recital Hall將要首演我寫給他的中音薩克斯風獨奏曲《山隧鐵道》。我將會搭美國國鐵Amtrak從康州哈特福到俄亥俄州鮑林格林(非常長程的旅行)去出席這首曲子的首演音樂會。

請點選「演出記錄」頁面取得音樂會地點的資料,兩場音樂會都是免費的。