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Performance Highlights:

Greenwich Village Orchestra NY Premiere

Greenwich Village Orchestra, New York Premiere, November 2007
Her Thousand Years Dance
With soloist Eric Jacobsen and Kojiro Umezaki

Silk Road Chicago, Symphony Center, April 20, 2007
Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain
Jonathan Gandelsman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello;
Shane Shanahan, crotales and dumbek; Mark Suter, marimba
DaXun Zhang, double bass; Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi

Tanglewood Music Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall, September 13, 2006
First public presentation of Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain
"Tradition and Innovation: New Music for the Silk Road Ensemble"

Silk Road Chicago, Symphony Center, April 20, 2007
Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain
Jonathan Gandelsman, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello;
Shane Shanahan, crotales and dumbek; Mark Suter, marimba
DaXun Zhang, double bass; Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi

Midnight Run, April 14-15, 2007
Theater production for dance, visual projections, narration and music
Mentored by Martha Clarke
Choreographed by Peabody Dance Director Carol Bartlett

2007 ASCAP Concert Music Awards Ceremony
Morton Gould Young Composer Award
Lincoln Center, New York

2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award
Times Center, New York

2008 ASCAP Awards Ceremony
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York

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New York University Symphony Orchestra performs Her Thousand Years Dance
"An Evening with the Jacobsen Brothers and Friends" and the NYU Symphony, conducted by Joseph Bongiorno

December 5, 2008, 8pm, Frederick Loewe Theatre, NYU
With featured soloists Eric Jacobsen, cello, and Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
Click here for details
Orchestral Performance at Yale University, Yale Philharmonia
A composition inspired by the four seasons, and memories of those that she had shared the seasons with
Premieres November 20, 2008, 8pm, Woolsey Hall      *Read about the new In Search of Seasons
Billboard Magazine
2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award photo featured in Billboard
See Featured page of ASCAP Award Ceremony

Billboard Magazine
2008 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award Winner
Winning work Sun, Moon, and Star           
New work for Svet Stoyanov
Solo composition written for marimba, vibraphone, crotales and gongs featuring virtuosic percussionist Svet Stoyanov
Rising young soloist with concerts featured across the continent, see Svet's bio with Concert Artist Guild.
Commission from Orange County Women's Chorus
Premieres March 30, 2008, 4 pm. Huntington Beach, CA

Oh Stars, from the Abyss (a letter from Qiu Jin)
A choral work for women's choir and instrumental ensemble
Inspired by the essays and poetry of hopes and struggles of early 20th century Chinese heroine Qin Jin.
OCWC website
Yale New Music New Haven
April 2, 2008, 8 pm, Yale University Sprague Concert Hall

Her Thousand Years Dance (2007, 08)
For solo cello, non-Western flutes, percussion and string orchestra

Laura Usiskin, cello
Sabatino Scirri, ocarina/ bansuri/ korean flute/ alto flute/ C flute
     and members of Yale Philharmonia Orchestra, conducted by Julian Pellicano
Carnegie Hall and Saratoga Springs, NY performances
Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain, Performed by ENSEMBLE ACJW
The AcademyŚ-A Program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute

Friday, February 15, 2008 at 8:00 p.m.
Filene Recital Hall at Skidmore College    See poster

Monday, February 18, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall    see event /box office
Performance by Lakeside Pride Orchestra, Chicago
February 10, 2008, 7pm at Unity Lutheran Church
1212 W. Balmoral (corner of Balmoral and Magnolia)

In Search of Seasons, for string quartet and orchestra
Conducted by Kim Diehnelt, Details
Featured interview by CASH
"Musical Encounters" Interview with Angel Lam
CASHFLOW magazine, January 2008 Issue, Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong
"Sound Insights" at Carnegie Hall
Angel's Sun, Moon, and Star and Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain are up for listening at Carnegie Hall's website
Click here to check it out
Commission from Greenwich Village Orchestra, Manhattan, New York
Her Thousand Years Dance... (10/2007)

Premieres in New York City, in a concert titled "Spiritual"      See concert review
performed by soloists Eric Jacobsen (cello) and Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi)*

Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 3:00 p.m., Washington Irving Auditorium   GVO poster

*both soloists are members of the Silk Road Ensemble and the Silk Road Project
Location: 40 Irving Place --at the southeast corner of Irving Place and 17th Streets in Manhattan
For tickets visit: gvo.org
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble China tour, 2007
Concert Program:    English     Chinese
Yo-Yo Ma's interview with Ongaku-no-tomo magazine(Japan) on China tour, preview to Japan tour

October 2, 2007    Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics, Shanghai Stadium, Shanghai
October 4, 2007    Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Shanghai
October 5, 2007    Grand Theatre, Suzhou Science and Cultural Arts Centre, Suzhou
October 9, 2007    Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Hong Kong
October 12, 2007   Forbidden City Concert Hall, Beijing
Commission from Hong Kong Sinfonietta
In Search of Seasons (8/2007)

For orchestra and string quartet, featuring Australia's Grainger Quartet with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta,
conducted by artistic director Yip Wing-Sie, in a concert that celebrates the birthday of Elgar, Stravinsky,
Hong Kong, and much more! See promotional leaflet

October 5, 2007, Friday at 8 pm, Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall
CD New Release:  New Impossibilities, by Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Barnes and Nobles Exclusive Edition bonus CD Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain

Release date July 31, 2007
Recorded live in a concert at Chicago Symphony Center Orchestra Hall, April 2007

Purchase CD here (from Barnes and Nobles)
Interview with WFMT Chicago, a Production for National Broadcast
The 2 hour radio production to be released concurrent with Silk Road Ensemble's latest CD
Check Crossover Media for an updated broadcast listings nationwide.

The production features interview of Yo-Yo Ma, members of the Silk Road Ensemble, and selected composers.
Listen to Angel tell the story behind "Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain" through this broadcast.
Performances in Miami Beach and West Palm Beach, Miami
Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain performed by Project Copernicus
Concert reviews:
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Miami Herald
Palm Beach Post

Featured articles: Palm Beach Post
Miami Herald
Saturday, August 25, 8:00 pm
Arts at St. Johns, Miami Beach

Sunday, August 26, 4:00 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
211 Trinity Place, West Palm Beach

Project Copernicus opens its second season with Asian inspired music featuring Project Copernicus percussionist Rod Squance.
Call 305.432.4729 or e-mail info@projectcopernicus.org for ticket information
NACUSA (National Association of Composers U.S.A.)
2007 National Concert, NYC
Imagery of Water, winning work

Performed by New York City's acclaimed North/South Consonance Ensemble, under Max Lifchitz's direction

June 4, 2007, 8pm, Christ and St. Stephen's Church
The program will feature New York premiere of the winning compositions in the 2005 NACUSA Young Composers Competition.
It will also include music by Beth Andreson, Marylin Ziffrin, Daniel Kessner, David Lefkowitz and Daniel Adams.
ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award 2007
Award ceremony takes place on May 24, 2007, at the Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center, New York City
New Carnegie Hall Commission
In a two-part workshop, Grammy awards winning composer Osvaldo Golijov and soprano Dawn Upshaw will guide selected composers through the collaborative process to work with singers, from its conception to the final performance at Carnegie Hall. The November sessions will focus on readings of excerpts of the new piece. The April sessions will focus on performance preparation.

Sun, Moon, and Star  (2007)
for two vocalists, violin, cello, double bass, percussion and piano
Premiere: Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, April 14-15, 2007
  New Theatre Work Premieres April 14-15, 2007

Read featured articles
Peabody Magazine
Johns Hopkins Magazine
This work is mentored by American theatre artist Martha Clarke, in collaboration with choreographer Carol Bartlett (director of Peabody Dance) to create a theater piece inspired by my childhood memory, titled Midnight Run.

The story about a midnight running beauty...read the story

Premiere: Midnight Run
A Collaborative Showcase: choreography, music, and visual projections
Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, Peabody Conservatory
April 14, 2007, 7:30 pm and April 15, 2007, 3:00 pm
Peabody Box Office: 410-659-8100 ext. 2

The "New Works" is a collaborative project with composers, singers, actors, dancers and visual artists from Peabody Conservatory, Preparatory, and the Baltimore community, mentored by distinguished guest artist Martha Clarke

Music composed by Angel Lam; Choreography by Carol Bartlett; Story, sources and design by Angel Lam and Carol Bartlett
Director, Choreographer Martha Clarke; Artistic Producer Carol Bartlett

WYPR 88.1 "Maryland Morning" Interview
On Monday, April 9, at 9:40am, culture editor and renowed choral conductor Tom Hall interviews Angel and composer Libby Larsen about women in the music world, their new work and Angel's new collaboration with dance, music, and video projections that will be performed at Peabody Conservatory that weekend on April 14 and 15.

Yo-Yo Ma and The Silk Road Ensemble tours with Empty Mountain, Spirit Rain
U.S. 2007 Spring Tour, Switzerland's Lucerne Festival, China

Concert Schedule:

March 10, 2007, at 4:00 PM
Presented by University of California Santa Barbara Arts & Lectures
Arlington Theater, 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara

March 13, 2007, at 7:30 PM
Presented by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Benaroya Hall, Seattle

March 17, 2007, 8:00 PM
Presented by Cal Performances
Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA

Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
Jonathan Gandelsman, violin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Jeffrey Beecher, double bass
Shane Shanahan, crotales and dumbek
Mark Suter, marimba

April 20, 2007 at 8:00 PM
Symphony Center, Chicago
220 South Michigan Avenue

Kojiro Umezaki, shakuhachi
Jonathan Gandelsman, violin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
DaXun Zhang, double bass
Shane Shanahan, crotales and dumbek
Mark Suter, marimba
August 25, 2007, Concert Hall, 10:00 PM
At Switzerland's renowned Lucerne Festival (established in 1938 with a gala concert conducted by Arturo Toscanini,
the Festival attracts the foremost performers from around the world and draws 100,000 visitors each year.)
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, "Silk Road Journeys: When Strangers Meet"

Silk Road Project Winter 2007 Newsletter
Silk Road Chicago

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