Thuenpa Puen Zhi (Four Harmonious Friends)
Commissioned by Dr. Steve Wilson, University of Texas at El Paso
The world premiere took place at the Off the Hook Arts Festival on June 21, 22, and 23, 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado and in Estes Park at the Stanley Hotel. Next, the work will be performed at Princeton University Concerts on November 4th, 2017, and in Tully Hall, presented by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, on March 11, 2018. I composed the work for: Steve Wilson (bass trombone); Mike Block (cello); Kaoru Watanabe (shinebue); and Shane Shanahan (world percussion). I will join them as pianist and narrator for these performances.
Left to Right: Mike Block, cello; Steve Wilson, bass trombone; Bruce Adolphe, keyboard; Shane Shanahan, percussion; Kaoru Watanabe, shinobue. At Off the Hook Arts Festival in the Music District, Fort Collins, Colorado.