LÜ & David Guerrier
Shao-Chia Lü, conductor
David Guerrier, trumpet
Maurice Ravel：Ma mère l'Oye
Qigang Chen：Joie Eternelle
Ottorino Respighi：Fontane di Roma
Ottorino Respighi：Pini di Roma
Those who are interested in exploring the magical and celestial sounds of anorchestra or the sound palettes of different combinations of instruments can bring out, must not miss this concert. Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye, with its delightful melodies and childlike ambiance, is like Disneyland for you to wander. It is generally acknowledged that orchestral works written by Qigang Chen are some of the most formidable modern musical works. His Joie Eternelle for trumpet and orchestra is imbued with surpassingly splendid sonority, and embellished with enchantingly passionate and elegant tunes, an unquestionably beautiful mixture of dream and reality. Respighi, who studied with Rimsky-Korsakov in St. Petersburg, not only assumed the orchestration skills of his mentor, but also developed his own voice.
Fontane di Roma and Pini di Roma, written by Respighi, are breathtaking for their extraordinary reverberation, while the intricate glimmers of kaleidoscopic and threedimensional sounds capture the audience’s hearts further. A concert showcasing the masterpieces from these masters and featuring David Guerrier, the star trumpet soloist collaborating with NSO for the first time, is a musical feast worth looking forward to.