1. Hearing eastern folk music through western ears
Stravinsky - Chant du Rossignol
Hindemith - Metamorphosis on Weber
Ravel - Mother Goose (Pagoda movement)
Busoni - Turandot Suite
Puccini - Turandot, Madame Butterfly
Mahler - Das Lied von der Erde

2. Presenting exotic oriental instruments with western orchestra in concerto form
Sheng - Nanking! Nanking! For Pipa and Western Orchestra
Tan Dun - Crouching Tiger Suite with Pipa, Erhu
Chen Yi - Concerto for Pipa
Takemitsu - Concerto for Sho and Biwa
Takeo Kudo - Let Freedom Ring, Concerto for Taiko Drums
Zhou Long - Concerto for Timpani and Taiko Drums

3. Seeing western music through eastern lenses
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition arranged for Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra