Author Archives for ychang

Help Send Dinosaur Annex to Beijing!

February 3, 2012 10:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

Photos from the Composers Conference

August 15, 2011 10:34 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 14, 2011 4:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

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. You can 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 27, 2011 4:56 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  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 […]

Wellesley Composers Conference Residency

January 16, 2011 5:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  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 <>.

Meet the Composer Commission – Three City Dash

October 25, 2010 8:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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: […]

Festival of New American Music

September 28, 2010 7:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 […]

Radcliffe residency

September 14, 2010 1:46 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  This week Yu-Hui began her one-year residency at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University as a Bunting Fellow.  Her studio is located in the Byerly Hall, which is right next to the Harvard Square.  She is excited about meeting many first-rate scholars from different fields.

Monadnock Music Festival

July 23, 2010 2:22 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Yu-Hui will be a composer-in-residence at the Monadnock Music Festival in mid-August.  On August 12 and 13, her new work "Rhetorical Flourishes: Three Shepard Songs" will receive its premiere performances given by soprano Tony Arnold, violist Jonathan Bagg, clarinetist Steve Jackson, and percussionist Douglas Perkins.  For concert details, check out the festival’s website: <>.

Dinosaur Annex

January 28, 2010 6:08 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Starting from March 2010, Yu-Hui will serve as a Co-Artistic Director of Dinosaur Annex Music Ensemble, along with flutist Sue-Ellen Hershman-Tcherepnin.  Now in its 35th season, Dinosaur Annex is a Bonston-based new music ensemble, which has given hundreds of performances and premieres.  Click the following link to learn more about Dinosaur Annex: <>.