Yu-Hui's new work In Thin Air – for violin, piano, and percussion, was premiered by Dinosaur Annex in a successful three-concert series at Harvard University, Syracuse University, and Eastman School of Music. The program also included works by Annie Gosfield, Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon, Daniel S. Godfrey, and Steven Stuckey. The critics called In Thin Air "… the high point of a remarkably strong program."
“Under a Dim, Orange Light” (2012), premiered by LCCE
June 27th, 2012
Date: June 11, 2012
Venue: Dennis Gallagher Arts Pavilion, San Francisco
Performers: Stacey Pelinka, flutes; Kurt Rohde, viola; Michael Goldberg, guitar
New Volti CD!
May 9th, 2012
Yu-Hui's Being – Two Collins Songs for a cappella chamber choir is included in Volti's upcoming CD "House of Voices". Check out this new album on July 31 when it is released by Innova Recordings.
Help Send Dinosaur Annex to Beijing!
February 3rd, 2012
Dinosaur Annex, the new music ensemble that Yu-Hui co-directs with Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin, has been invited to the 10th International Beijing Modern Music Festival in May 2012. New works by Chinese composers Xu Suya, Qu Xiaosong, and Wang Feinan, along with pieces by John Harbison, Scott Wheeler and Yu-Hui, will be performed by the Dinosaur Annex musicians on May 22nd.
Yu-Hui spent a wonderful week with a group of genuine, thoughtful composers while she was a guest composer at the Composers Conference at Wellesley this summer. Here are two photos:
A bunch of composers tried to look contemplative but failed…
Mario said: " I WAS smiling!!"
“Pu Songling’s Bizarre Tales” on MTC Studio and Q2
July 14th, 2011
Meet The Composer Studio's Three City Dash Festival last April was a huge success! Yu-Hui's new piece, Pu Songling's Bizarre Tales, was premiered at the Symphony Space by Music From China, with Yu-Hui conducting. The live recording is now available for streaming both on the MTC Studio and WQXR Q2's websites:
You can also see the final video about the process of writing Pu Songling's Bizarre Tales, created by the Meet The Composers Studio:
The Tangos review
April 27th, 2011
Yu-Hui’s Tangled in Smoke, written for the fantastic pianist Amy Briggs, was included in Briggs’ "Tangos for Piano" CD. Mark Lehman in the 2011 March/April issue of the American Record Guide wrote: "Amy Brigg’s beguiling anthology of 22 concert tangos explores both approaches to the form… Nostalgic recreations of tango include Stravinsky’s 1940 Tango…and Yu-Hui Chang’s dreamy, oblique, disillusioned, and very beautiful Tangled in Smoke – my favorite piece on the program." This CD was released in October 2010 under the Ravello label.
Wellesley Composers Conference Residency
January 16th, 2011
Yu-Hui is to be a Guest Composer at the Wellesley Composers Conference this July. Directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Mario Davidovsky for nearly 40 years, the Composers Conference is an annual two-week workshop for composers. For more information, check out the Conference’s website at <http://www.composersconference.org/>.
Meet the Composer Commission – Three City Dash
October 25th, 2010
Yu-Hui is one of the six commissioned composers in Meet The Composer’s one-time-only festival, Three City Dash, an event which commemorates the launch of the Meet The Composer Studio. In April 2011, three concerts in three different venues in New York City will feature world premieres of new works written by composers from three cities: Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco. Yu-Hui is to write a piece combining both Chinese and Western instruments for Music from China. Check out Meet The Composer Studiowebsite for event details and frequent updates.
Festival of New American Music
September 28th, 2010
Yu-Hui is to be a featured guest composer in this year’s Festival of New American Music at the California State University, Sacramento. Her percussion solo piece "Binge Delirium" will be performed by Chris Froh in the opening night Gala Performance on November 4 at 8 p.m. as well as Chris’ recital on November 6 at 3 p.m. In conjunction with the Gala Performance, Yu-Hui will participate in a live radio broadcast on Capital Public Radio. Her other activities during the festival include a talk in the Composer’s Forum on November 5 at 11 a.m. at the Sac State Department of Music. Go to the following link for more information about the festival: <http://www.csus.edu/music/fenam/>.