Read Patricia Spencer's Flutist Quarterly article about the Chinese Premiere of Ge Gan–ru's Lady Meng Jiang (PDF).
Oboe Sonata by Stefan Wolpe (yes, OBOE!!): Commentary by Josef Marx, edited and completed by Patricia Spencer.(PDF).
On November 1st 2013, Patricia Spencer performed the Chinese premiere of Ge Gan-ru's flute concerto with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra. See more information, video excerpts and a photo gallery from the concert.
In the photo above, Composer Ge Gan-ru congratulates flutist Patricia Spencer following her Chinese premiere performance of Gan-ru's Fairy Lady Meng Jiang flute concerto lead by conductor Zhang Liang.
“The flute is coming of age! No longer is it just a bird or a butterfly...once again composers are invoking its vital, expressive voice.
The flute's newest repertoire taps into an ancient heritage, harnessing a special spirit of the instrument. Works like Thea Musgrave's Orfeo and Karlheinz Stockhausen's Kathinka's Chant als Lucifer's Requiem -- and a host of other works -- are re-defining the instrument, making a present-day flute recital a monster experience.”