China National Symphony Orchestra**CANCELLED**
February 14, 2018
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
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“[Tan Dun’s] language, a mix of Hollywood grandeur and primal, percussive vitality, was consistent throughout the evening, yet each segment had its own distinct sound.” —Sydney Morning Herald
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a vibrant performance by the China National Symphony Orchestra that blends sounds from East and West and includes imagery from multiple sources including the China National Shadow Puppet Theatre. Renowned composer, conductor, and Honorary Artistic Director Tan Dun will take the podium for this special evening. Dun has transcended stylistic and cultural boundaries to become one of the world’s most famous composers. Stravinsky’s Fireworks and The Firebird will serve as bookends to works by Guan Xia and Dun, including Dun’s The Martial Arts Trilogy, based on his Academy Award-winning scores for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Hero and Dun’s Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds.
Join artistic director and conductor Tan Dun at 6:30 PM for a pre-performance discussion.
Sponsored in part by the Cultural Affairs Committee, in partnership with the Department of Music and the Office of International Education.