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Vanguards with an ear toward world fusion
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Musical performances -- Continuum (musical group)
Author: Guerrieri, Matthew
Date: Feb 22, 2010
Start Page: G.8
Section: Living Arts
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In the Chinese composer Guo Wenjing's superb 1997 Concertino for cello and chamber orchestra, the soloist (Mimi Yu, in a terrific performance) gets locked in repeated figures, only to break out into pentatonic lyricism, while the orchestra contributes a swarm of exotic, avian sounds; the mobile-like form confounds classical practice, but Guo's generously over-the-top supply of special effects carried the piece.

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