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LondonMusic of Today: How Forests Think

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Philharmonia Orchestra; Manoj Kamps; Wu Wei

New York CityOsvaldo Golijov: Falling out of Time

Carnegie Hall Corporation
Golijov: Falling out of Time
Dan Brantigan; Shawn Conley; Nicholas Cords; Biella da Costa

San FranciscoPrometheus, The Poem of Fire

Liszt, Man, Rameau, Scriabin
San Francisco Symphony; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Wu Wei; Jean-Yves Thibaudet

MunichShiyeon Sung

Yun, Chin, Andre
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Shiyeon Sung; Wu Wei; Jörg Widmann; Experimentalstudio des SWR
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Wu Wei’s tour de force on the Chinese sheng in Singapore

A rare foray into crossover by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra into repertoire involving a traditional Chinese instrument. 
****1
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Modernism trumps romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Stravinsky and Arvo Pärt’s modernism trumps Rachmaninov’s romanticism with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. 
***11
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Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall

East meets West meets East in a disappointing display of homogenised, sugar-coated music-making in Birmingham
*1111
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Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at BBC Proms

A ravishing performance from the Myung-Wung Chung Seoul Philharmonic for the orchestra's BBC Proms première.
****1
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Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Yip Wing-sie in a fine Toronto debut at Koerner Hall

To mark the 15th anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta was invited to kick-start the Koerner Hall’s chamber music series as part of their debut tour in North American. Despite competing concerts held downtown that very same evening, those who supported the HKS were rewarded by their fine performances.
****1
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Unsuk Chin Total Immersion, Barbican

Unsuk Chin's music is extravagant. This must have been a shockingly expensive concert to produce. The stage at the Barbican had to be extended to fit the massive orchestra, and the whole middle section of the stalls was closed off for safety reasons. The two intervals lasted longer than usual because there was so much equipment to move.
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