SSO Subscription:
Tan Dun • Farewell My Concubine

SSO Subscription:
Tan Dun • Farewell My Concubine

Thu, 20 Apr 2017, 7.30pm
Esplanade Concert Hall

OVERVIEW

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.

 

“A dynamic conductor” – The New York Times on Tan Dun

Pre-concert Talk: 6.30pm at library@esplanade

Post-concert Symphony Chat: 20 Apr 17, Foyer Stalls 

 

Priority sales: 17 May 16 | Public sales: 24 May 16

FEATURING

Tan Dun, conductor

Ralph van Raat, piano

Xiao Di, Peking Opera soprano

PROGRAMME

BARTÓK 

Dance Suite

 

TAN DUN

Concerto for piano and Peking opera soprano:

Farewell My Concubine

 

TAN DUN

Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds 

(for cellphones and orchestra)

 

BARTÓK

The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19: Suite

 

 

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