On May 11, Navona Records releases Zhen Chen’s new album, On & Between, a musical exploration of the dualities of immigrant cultures and identities. Weaving traditional Chinese instruments and folk tone with piano and Western style chamber music, On & Between is a masterstroke of sophisticated storytelling performed by a stellar ensemble of musicians.
Grammy-nominated Cho-Liang Lin performs on two of the albums tracks, “On the Roof” and “Lullaby.” He is joined by Elmira Darvarova (violin), David Geber (cello), Liang Wang (oboe), Howard Wall (French horn), Shenghua Hu (violin), Milan Milisavljević (viola), and jazz musicians Braxton Cook (saxophone) and Curtis Nowosad (drums). Lin Ma is featured throughout the album, playing the pipa, a traditional Chinese musical instrument with more than two thousand years of history.
Preview “Lullaby” from On & Between.
Purchase On & Between from Navona Records.