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Conducting Repertoire and Calendar 2020-2022

Tan Dun Conducting Programs 2020-2022 DIALOGUES “I Make Music and Music Makes Me, As My Icons Mahler and Bernstein…” – Tan Dun To Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday (Beethoven and Tan Dun)  1   NINE TO NINE 1)    Tan Dun: Choral Concerto: Nine (Everlasting) Commissioned by London’s Royal Philharmonic Society and BTHVN2020 ---------------------------------------------------------- 2)    Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Choral) 2    NATURE 1)    Tan Dun: The Tears of Nature (Percussion Concerto) ---------------------------------------------------------- 2)    Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale) 3    TRIPLE CONCERTOS 1)    Tan Dun: Triple Concerto (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) ---------------------------------------------------------- 2)    Beethoven: Triple Concerto (Stravinsky and Tan Dun) 4  ...

Tan Dun Premiered “12 Sounds of Wuhan” in Support of Those Suffering from Covid-19 Virus

On February 15th, 2020 Tan Dun conducted the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra in a very special concert that strove to raise awareness and support for those that are suffering from the coronavirus - Covid-19. In support of the fight against Covid-19, Tan Dun wrote a new work inspired by the well-known percussion instruments from Wuhan. The world premiere of his “12 Sounds of Wuhan” was written for “Wuhan” gongs and “Wuhan” Tam Tam’s paired with symphony orchestra....

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...