The Shakespeare Sonnet Song Cycle
music composed by Burnett Thompson
A mosaic of musical styles, My Love is as a Fever is at once jazz, salsa, Chinese traditional music, rock and roll, and Viennese song form. The Song Cycle includes 10 of the Bard's Sonnets set to music by Burnett Thompson. The work was premiered in Shanghai on April 29, 2011 in Mandarin Chinese.
Le Zhang, Vocalist. Le Zhang is called "a rising young star with a remarkable gift" by Oscar winner Tan Dun (Crouching Tiger) for their collaboration on the Zen Shaolin Project. She is a leader in the wave of Chinese artists who bring the power of traditional Chinese musical arts to the home of American jazz.
Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012
Castleton Theatre House
Here's a site to hear the sonnets in Chinese