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Tan Dun Celebrates US-China Diplomatic Relationship with Two World Premieres

The world premieres of Tan Dun's Fanfare Overture and Vocal Concerto: The Deer of Nine Colors were performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra and their Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on their historic tour to China commemorating the 40th of official U.S.-China diplomatic relations from May 16-28, 2019. As the first American orchestra to perform in China in 1973, The Philadelphia Orchestra helped develop President Nixon's personal request to form bridges of cultural exchange. Tan Dun heard The Philadelphia Orchestra's performance on...

“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… well before it reached the finish line.” From the heart-touching story of...

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...