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Bright Sheng

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Hot Pepper (2010),
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Works for 2-6 Players
Sub Category
Mixed Ensemble
Year Composed
2010
Duration
10 Minutes
Orchestration
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Programme Note
Bright Sheng Hot Pepper (2010),
Camerata Pacifica
Premiere:
September 10 2010
Camerata Pacifica
Catherine Leonard, violin
Ji Hye Jung, marimba
Santa Barbara, CA



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Performances
Date
Title
  • 27 MAR 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Art of Elan
  • 17 APR 2011
    Chicago, IL
    Chinese Fine Arts Society
    MingHuan Xu
  • 10 SEP 2010
    Hot Pepper (for Violin and Marimba)
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Camerata Pacifica
  • 10 SEP 2010
    Hot Pepper World Premiere
    Hahn Hall, Santa Barbara, CA (1pm, 7:30pm)
    Camerata Pacifica
    Catherine Leonard, violin; Ji Hye Jung, marimba

    Other Dates:
    12 September - Temple Beth Torah, Ventura, CA (3pm)
    14 September - Huntington Library, San Marino, CA (8pm)
    16 September - Zipper Hall, Los Angeles, CA (8pm)

Reviews
(Hot Pepper)..."is an evocative and dynamic piece of work, through which east and west musical polarities freely interact, without making a point about the cultural meeting. Pizzicato parts on violin create an empathetic bond with the percussion partner, as well as the percussive nature of some Chinese stringed instruments. As for the musical language, east-west dialoguing and the blend of folk-ish influences and serious music rigor are seamlessly interwoven, making for a wonderful piece of chamber music."
Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press,4/17/2012
Based on a Chinese folk tune from the Sichuan province, Sheng's “Hot Pepper” takes its name from the area’s fondness for hot spices. But the heat was also in a scorching performance. The 10-minute score had the feel of a Bartók rhapsody, a seductive warm-up of the tune, with some fancy virtuosic ornamentation, and then a section of wildness.
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times,1/1/0001
The world premiere of Bright Sheng’s “Hot Pepper” for marimba and violin was just one of many highlights in this stellar opening concert of the Camerata Pacifica season. Ji Hye Jung, the percussionist ... was back, and she and her marimba dominated the first half of the evening, casting a mallet-driven spell of the utmost musicality. “Hot Pepper” was first, and Sheng was present to introduce his work, which was commissioned by Camerata subscriber Bob Peirce. Sheng said that it was called “Hot Pepper” because it was based on Szechuan folk tunes, and that he had written a full orchestral concerto for marimba two years ago, so he was familiar with the compositional issues raised by the instrument. When violinist Catherine Leonard joined Jung onstage for the approximately 10-minute piece, it became apparent immediately that Sheng’s feeling for this combination of instruments is something special. After a very delicate, attenuated finish to the first of its two movements, the second revealed a powerhouse of full-bodied chords from the violin and rippling, piano-like arpeggios from the marimba.
Charles Donelan, Santa Barbara Independent,1/1/0001
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