For this evening’s performance of Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds, Tan Dun invites you to participate in the symphony using your cellphones. Click the button below to download the audience participation bird sound clip.
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. The Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds draws on forms and methods from East and West, ancient and modern, and incorporates birdsong produced by smartphones.
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Tan Dun, conductor
Ralph van Raat, piano
Xiao Di, Peking Opera soprano
Concerto for piano and Peking opera soprano:
Farewell My Concubine
Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds
(for cellphones and orchestra)
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19: Suite