Bernstein Centenary (II): Yang Yang Conducts ‘Chichester Psalms’

Young conductor Yang Yang will hold the baton in the second concert of Bernstein’s centennial birthday celebration. He won First Place for this outstanding performance at the Dimitris Mitropoulos International Competition for Orchestral Conducting in Greece , becoming the first Chinese conductor obtaining this honor in this competition. Serenade is inspired by ancient Greek philosopher Plato’s Symposium, and violinist Huang Mengla, the winner of the First Prize at the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition, will play as soloist. In 1965, Bernstein was commissioned by the organist John Birch in Chichester Cathedral to compose Chichester Psalms, for soloist, chorus, and orchestra, whose texts were written in Hebrew. Besides a male soprano, the harp part plays an important role in this work.

Bernstein Centenary (II): Yang Yang Conducts ‘Chichester Psalms’


Leonard Bernstein:

Serenade for violin, harp, percussion & strings 31’

(Violin: Huang Mengla)


Divertimento for orchestra 15’

Chichester Psalms, for boy soloist, chorus & orchestra 17’


(Boy Soprano: TBC; Echo Choirs)

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