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Bright Sheng

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Tibetan Swing (2002),
G Schirmer Inc
Year Composed
9 Minutes
Programme Note
Bright Sheng Tibetan Swing (2002),
April 26, 2002
Brooklyn Philharmonic
Robert Spano, conductor
Brooklyn, NY

Composer Note:

Based on a typical Tibetan dance rhythm, this work tries to evoke both the beauty and the savagery of a particular mountain dance, an expressive dance well-known for swinging the long sleeves of its traditional costumes and for its rhythmic foot stomps.

—Bright Sheng

  • Ensemble
    Seattle Symphony
    Bright Sheng (piano) Shana Blake Hill (soprano)
    Gerard Schwarz
    Naxos: American Classics:
  • 03 APR 2016
    Boston, MA
    Boston Conservatory Orchestra
  • 09 DEC 2015
    Boston, MA
    New England Conservatory Orchestra
    Hugh Wolff, conductor
  • 09 MAY 2015
    Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium, Hong Kong
    Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
    Bright Sheng, conductor
  • 17 NOV 2011
    Tibetan Swing Country Premiere
    Tibetan Swing
    Toronto, CANADA
    Toronto Symphony
    Peter Oundjian, conductor

    Other Dates:
    19 November - Toronto, CANADA
  • 24 OCT 2009
    Des Moines, IA
    Des Moines Symphony
    Bright Sheng, conductor

    Other Dates:
    25 October - Des Moines, IA
  • 23 JUL 2009
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Governer’s School of North Carolina
    Randolph Foy, conductor
  • 18 JUL 2009
    Greensboro, NC
    Eastern Music Festival Orchestra
    Bright Sheng, conductor
  • 16 JUL 2009
    Greensboro, NC
    Eastern Music Festival
    Les Roettges; Bright Sheng, conductor
  • 06 JAN 2009
    Los Angeles, CA
    University of California, Los Angeles

    Other Dates:
    7,8 January - Los Angeles, CA
  • 17 OCT 2008
    Detroit, MI
    Detroit Symphony Orchestra
    Bright Sheng, conductor

    Other Dates:
    18 October - Detroit, MI
  • 16 MAY 2008
    Wheeling, WV
    Wheeling Symphony
    Andre Raphael Smith, conductor
  • 13 APR 2007
    Denver, CO
    Colorado Symphony Orchestra
    Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

    Other Dates:
    14 April - Denver, CO
  • 23 MAR 2007
    Denver, CO
    Colorado Symphony Orchestra
    Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

    Other Dates:
    24,25 March - Denver, CO
  • 16 MAR 2007
    Tibetan Swing Country Premiere
    St. Petersburg Academic Chapel, St. Petersburg, Russia
    St. Petersburg Philharmonia
    Bright Sheng, conductor
  • 20 JAN 2007
    Santa Rosa, CA
    Santa Rosa Symphony
    Bruno Ferrandis, conductor

    Other Dates:
    21,22 January - Santa Rosa, CA
  • 12 JAN 2007
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego Symphony
    Jakja Ling, conductor

    Other Dates:
    14,13 January - San Diego, CA
  • 19 MAY 2006
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    New West Symphony
    Brott. Boris, conductor

    Other Dates:
    20 May - Thousand Oaks, CA
  • 26 APR 2002
    Tibetan Swing World Premiere
    Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn Philharmonic
    Robert Spano, conductor

Tibetan Swing, the evening’s opener, summoned a vision of a dynamic mountain dance…The vigor of the music, the urgent rhythmic thrust and the bursts of instrumental color combined to present a bold image of the rugged Tibetans...
Rita Moran, Ventura County Star (CA),01/01/0001
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