Tan Dun | “Brilliant” North American Premiere of Buddha Passion
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On February 8, 2019, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Gustavo Dudamel, performed the North American premiere of Tan Dun’s Buddha Passion. The “brilliant” work was featured for the L.A. Phil’s Chinese Lunar New Year weekend-long celebration to usher in the Year of the Boar (The LA Times).
The audience at Walt Disney Concert Hall gave an enthusiastic response proving the operatic work “a hit… well before it reached the finish line.” One review critic notes, “These weren’t just the usual routine standing ovations that we see at most concerts. They felt like the real thing” (Classical Voice North America).
“The music was evocative and colorful – Mr. Tan weaves Eastern styles with Western traditions as easily as breathing” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).