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Tan Dun leads educational initiative with Hong Kong String Orchestra

This March, Tan Dun leads an educational initiative with the Hong Kong String Orchestra, a professional ensemble in Hong Kong offering an international mentorship program to music graduates. "We live in a very interesting, diverse time – our left leg might be standing on Bach and Beethoven, but our right is set on rock 'n' roll and jazz," Tan Dun notes. "This is very exciting, but we need artist-educators who can focus on making the right...

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World Premiere of “Terracotta” Symphony at Met Museum

On March 31 and April 1, Tan Dun conducts the Juilliard Orchestra in the world premiere performances of his Symphony of Colors: Terracotta at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The piece was commissioned to celebrate the opening of the museum's Age of Empires: Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C – A.D. 220). The multimedia symphony showcases Tan Dun's film footage of the terracotta warriors in Xi'an, also featured in the...

Percussion Concerto featured by BBC Philharmonic

This March, Tan Dun's Percussion Concerto: The Tears of Nature is featured by the BBC Philharmonic. The March 12 performance in Essen, Germany, sees conductor Juanjo Mena lead the orchestra alongside percussionist Martin Grubinger....

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Tan Dun leads Lunar New Year concerts in Australia

Tan Dun takes part in festivities to welcome the Year of the Rooster, conducting three orchestras in Lunar New Year celebrations. On January 31, Tan Dun leads the Auckland Philharmonic in his Concerto for Piano and Peking Opera Soprano "Farewell My Concubine" and Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds alongside Falla's Ritual Fire Dance, and Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird. In Melbourne on February 4, Tan Dun conducts the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a concert comprising his...