Tan Dun, conductor
Concerto for piano and Peking opera soprano
"Farewell My Concubine"
Symphonic Poem for cellphones and orchestra
"Secret of Wind and Birds"
The Miraculous Mandarin Suite, Op. 19: Suite
Peking opera meets the piano in Grammy-winning composer Tan Dun’s concerto Farewell My Concubine, which paints a tragic love story between warrior Xiang Yu and consort Yu. Symphonic poem Secret of Wind and Birds draws on forms and methods from East and West, ancient and modern, and incorporates birdsong produced by smartphones.
“A dynamic conductor” – The New York Times on Tan Dun
Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade
Post-concert Symphony Chat: Thu, 20 Apr 17