Our October 28th program’s title, taken from Bobby Ge’s “Doppelgangers Streets,” offers a sideways glance at Halloween, but it especially acknowledges photography’s uncanny capacity to be a virtual visual double of its subject in “A Window Suddenly Opens: Contemporary Photography in China” currently on view at the Hirshhorn. The program offers a take on the exhibition through a musical lens, including pieces by prominent Chinese composers often bridging Asian and Western perspectives, with one-and-a-half world premieres by composer Wang Jie, who will also appear on stage in a new orchestration of her “The Night When You See Again” created for this occasion. We are delighted to introduce marvelous works that have taken the Consort on a timely journey of international discovery.

October 28, 2023 at the Hirshhorn Museum Ring Auditorium:
Pre-concert discussion with Christopher Kendall and Wang Jie

Angel Fire (2014) by Bright Sheng
Five Colors (1999) by Yao Chen
One Movement for Cello (World Premiere) by Wang Jie
Snapshots (2021) by Pascal Le Boeuf
Twice Removed (2002) by Shih-hui Chen
Doppelganger Streets (2021) by Bobby Ge
The Night When You See Again (2022) by Wang Jie