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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...

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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...