Tan Dun has recently finished composing his Contrabass Concerto: Wolf Totem, which he will conduct at its world premiere with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in January 2015. The work was co-commissioned by the RCO, and will receive its first performances on January 29 & 30 with soloist Dominic Seldis. The Contrabass Concerto is a co-commission of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, St Louis Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. The performances also include the European premiere of Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, a co-commission of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and NHK Symphony Orchestra.
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