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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...

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Tan Dun rediscovers ancient music of Dunhuang

On November 20 at New York City's Asia Society, Tan Dun presents a program exploring his research on the cave temples of Mogao in Dunhuang. The caves, which include more than 4,500 wall paintings depicting musical instruments, were at the crossroads of the Silk Road and tell the story of a neglected part of music history. With his research and musical reconstruction, Tan Dun seeks to redefine the history of the orchestra and to offer...