Tan Dun | Tan Dun leads Lunar New Year concerts in Australia
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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 Concerto for Piano and Peking Opera Soprano “Farewell My Concubine”; the world premiere of Guan Xia’s 100 Birds Flying towards the Phoenix; the world premiere of Tan Weiwei’s Song Lines, which highlights vocal techniques that draw on cultural heritage; Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance; and Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird.

Tan Dun celebrates Lunar New Year in Sydney on February 11 with the Sydney Symphony, conducting the orchestra in his Nu Shu – The Secret Songs of Women, Guan Xia’s 100 Birds Flying towards the Phoenix, Bartók’s The Miraculous Mandarin Suite, and Li Huanzhi’s Spring Festival Overture.