Tan Dun around the World
26th August 2012
Photo by Nana Watanabe Having just experienced a successful series of concerts at the Schleswig Holstein Festival this month, Tan Dun next travels with his very popular Martial Arts Trilogy to the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra on September 22. he Martial Arts Trilogy is a work of three concerti crafted by Tan Dun from his scores to some of the most critically acclaimed martial arts films in cinematic history. Scenes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero and The Banquet accompany the musical depictions of these tales of love, desire and sacrifice. On his way down under, he stops in China for a performance of the Water Concerto with the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra (September 15).
The 2012 Amsterdam Cello Biennale features Tan Dun as Artist-in-Residence in concerts October 26-November 2. The biennale has an Eastern theme this year and Tan’s catalogue is particularly rich with music featuring the cello – especially his spectacular works The Map, The Crouching Tiger Concerto, Elegy: Snow in June, Four Secret Roads of Marco Polo among others. His fascination with the cello stems from his love for the erhu, a smaller Chinese relative of the cello. The above mentioned works are featured during the Biennale along with a performance by Tan Wei, China’s most well know erhu player. For complete details, click here.
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