Category:  Symphonic / Orchestral

The work "WUHAN 2020" was created on the occasion of the epidemic of the Covid-19 virus, when public life, transport connections and all cultural and sporting events came to a standstill in China since February 2020. It reflects in many ways the emotional life of the people trapped there: fear of an unknown threat, courage and the energetic willingness to fight against this stroke of fate, but also the hope that everything will turn for the better.

The world premieres are conditional: they are planned according to the forecasts, when the corona virus has probably been pushed back and cultural life, which has come to a standstill (like Symphon ie concerts), is resumed. The first concerts to take place again will be WUHAN 2020 in China.

Duration: 10 Minuten

Publisher of notes/sheet music: Manuskript, Notation by Beijing Symphony Orchestra , 2020

Instrumentation: Orchestration:
2 flutes (2. also Piccolo)
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets Bb (2. Also Bass Clarinet)
2 bassoons
4 Horns in F
3 trumpets Bb
3 trombones (T-T-B)
Basstuba
Celesta
Harp
Percussion 1-5
1: Bass Drum, suspended cymbal (also bowed), Triangle, Waterphone, metal chimes
2: Tamtam, Glockenspiel, Woodblock, Waterphone
3: Marimbaphone, Crotales, Triangle, Gong (low, buddhistic), concert cymbal
4: Vibraphone, Dagu (Chinese Drums), Triangle
5: Snare drum, 3 suspended cymbals (also bowed), Claves
String Orchestra (Vl.1+2, Viola, Vc 1+2, double bass)

Introduction: The work "WUHAN" was commissioned by the Beijing Symphony Orchestra on the occasion of the epidemic of the Covid-19 virus, when public life, transport connections and all cultural and sporting events in China came to a standstill from February 2020 onwards. It commemorates above all the brave people in the megacity of Wuhan (Hubei Province), who were particularly hard hit by the epidemic and who accomplished great achievements such as the construction of a huge hospital complex in record time of only a few days. "WUHAN" reflects the emotional life of these people in many different ways: fear of an impending unknown danger, courage and the energetic willingness to fight against this stroke of fate, but then the hope that everything will turn out for the better.

Dedication: Dedicated to the brave people of Wuhan in the epidemic year 2020

Additional remarks: Commissioned by Beijing Symphony Orchestra (Chief conductor Biao Li) & Tianjin Symphony Orchestra (Chief Conductor Biao Li)

World premiere:  18.02.2020, Beijing NCPA/ National Center of Performing Arts und Tianjin

Performers at world premiere: ATTENTION PLEASE: Due to Covid19-developmens these dates are postponed some weeks later:
7th of. April, Beijing Symphonie Orchestra,Conductor Biao Li
11th of April, Tianjin Symphonie Orchestra, Conductor Biao Li

The world premieres are conditional: they are planned according to the forecasts, when the corona virus has probably been pushed back and cultural life, which has come to a standstill (like Symphon ie concerts), is resumed. The first concerts to take place again will be WUHAN 2020 in China.