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In Shanghai: Tan Dun, Tan Weiwei & Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra mix old with new

Tan Dun leads the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in a sold-out concert on May 13, exploring how ancient and modern can mix to create something new. "By using old instruments, re-interpreting ancient scores with a modern orchestra, we are creating a sound map – connecting the old with the new," says Tan Dun. Tan Dun joins superstar Tan Weiwei for the China premiere of "The Song Lines of China," and also leads the orchestra in ancient music from...

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Tan Dun’s Percussion Concerto featured at Elbphilharmonie

On June 11, Tan Dun's Percussion Concerto: The Tears of Nature is featured by percussionists Martin Grubinger and Alexander Georgiev at the new Elbphilharmonie Hamburg. Tan Dun wrote the concerto for Grubinger, who premiered the piece with the NDR Symphony Orchestra in 2012. Discover the concerto  ...

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Tan Dun conducts Singapore Symphony Orchestra

On April 20, Tan Dun takes the stage to lead the Singapore Symphony Orchestra at Esplanade Concert Hall. He leads the orchestra in his Concerto for Piano and Peking Opera Soprano, "Farewell My Concubine" and Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds alongside Bartók's Dance Suite and The Miraculous Mandarin Suite.  ...

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Tan Dun to receive Venice Biennale Golden Lion Award

This year, Tan Dun is awarded with the Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Board of the Venice Biennale. The award, which will be presented during the 61st International Contemporary Music Festival in the Fall of 2017, honors artists for significant contributions to the world of contemporary music. Tan Dun will receive the award on September 30 at the Teatro alle Tese, when he will be recognized for music and ideas that link tradition...