Music professor Zhou Tian’s work “Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs” will air on American Public Media’s Performance Today during the month of November.
Zhou’s alma mater, the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, commissioned the work, which was recorded by Performance Today during the show’s weeklong residency at the school last month. Host Fred Child also interviewed Zhou about the composition, played by guitarist Jason Vieaux and a trio of current Curtis students.
Watch a performance of the second movement in “Red Trees, Wrinkled Cliffs” as shown on PBS’s On Stage at Curtis in 2012, and listen to Performance Today this month to hear more music from Curtis, including Zhou’s full work and Child’s conversation with the composer.
Performance Today is billed as America’s most popular classical program, broadcasting on 292 public radio stations and attracting 1.4 million listeners.
Zhou arrived at Colgate in 2011. Since then, his works have been performed by leading orchestras such as the Cincinnati Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and Colgate’s own symphony orchestra.