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Symphonic Rock

This July, Tan Dun took the stage for the Shanghai Summer Air Festival, leading the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and the Hanggai Band in a program of Symphonic Rock. "Symphonic Rock is a dialogue between symphony and rock 'n' roll," says Tan Dun. "Bach talks to rock, Wagner to Kublai Khan. The music can contain so many different elements, and we're taking folk to the future." Tan Dun has collaborated with the Hanggai Band, a Mongolian folk group,...

Tan Dun conducts Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

On June 27, Tan Dun takes the stage at London's Cadogan Hall to lead the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with soloist Jing Zhao. The program comprises Tan Dun's Crouching Tiger Concerto – with cellist Jing Zhao – and Intercourse of Water and Fire alongside Britten's Four Sea Interludes and Falla's Danza ritual del fuego....

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  ...