Tan Dun | London: Tan Dun reunites with the London Symphony Orchestra in an “imaginative” evening
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Tan Dun led the London Symphony Orchestra and the award-winning China Trio in the UK premiere of his Martial Arts Trilogy (2011) at the Barbican Centre on Nov. 30th, 2017.


Financial Times critic, Richard Fairman, describes the Martial Arts Trilogy concert event as a “success” and the music “varied and imaginative”, stating that the “epic quality and fantasy are clear enough”. Adapted for the concert hall by Tan Dun from his three epic Chinese film scores on love and death, the music drama brought audiences to their feet in a standing ovation and truly was “an enjoyable evening”.

Listen to Tan Dun discuss how he finds inspiration for his projects with Katie Derham on BBC Radio 3 here.

(Photo Credit: Yueyue Bai)