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“Brilliant” North American Premiere of Buddha Passion

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...

Tan Dun: Violin Concertos – New CD Release with the Oslo Philharmonic featuring Eldbjørg Hemsing, Violinist

We are excited to share with you the release of Tan Dun's latest CD of violin concertos, including his newest composition, Fire Ritual - a music ritual for the Victims of War. "The piece is centered on the note 're' of the solfege scale- calling for the REturn of souls and the REbirth of all victims of war so that they may RElive another life, and love once more." - Tan Dun Tan Dun and Eldbjørg created...

Bard College Appoints Tan Dun as Dean of the Conservatory of Music

December 21, 2018 - Bard College announces the appointment of Tan Dun as Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. As dean, Tan Dun will guide the Conservatory  in fulfilling its mission of teaching young musicians both new music and music history, while deepening an understanding of its connection to history, art and culture, and society. He will also help to build synergy between Eastern and Western studies at the Conservatory, including at its...

Tan Dun Conducts TON Orchestra – U.S. Premiere of Tan Dun’s Cello Concerto

November 1, 2018 — On November 11th, 2018, world-renowned artist Tan Dun will open TŌN Orchestra’s (The Orchestra Now) third Rose Theater Season at Lincoln Center. One of the leading cellists of her generation, cello soloist Jing ZHAO will make her Lincoln Center debut in the U.S. premiere of Tan Dun’s Cello Concerto: Intercourse of Fire and Water. As a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and global cultural leader, Tan Dun uses his creativity to raise awareness of environmental...