Tan Dun • Farewell My Concubine

Tan Dun • Farewell My Concubine

20 April 2017
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Tan Dun, conductor

BARTÓK
Dance Suite

TAN DUN
Concerto for piano and Peking opera soprano
"Farewell My Concubine"

TAN DUN
Symphonic Poem for cellphones and orchestra
"Secret of Wind and Birds"

BARTÓK
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