Chicago Philharmonic is thrilled to present a pre-concert panel discussion in advance of our upcoming concert featuring the American Premiere of Chinese-American composer Tan Dun’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (Yi2).
Leading the discussion via Zoom is multi-Grammy Award winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin, who commissioned Yi2 and worked extensively with Tan Dun. Rising star cello virtuoso Joshua Roman, who will perform Tan Dun’s Crouching Tiger Concerto, also joins via Zoom, as well as guest expert and pipa virtuoso Yang Wei (joining in person). The conversation will be moderated by Chicago Philharmonic Artistic Director Scott Speck, and will be followed by a performance by the Sound of Wishes guzheng ensemble. (The Guzheng is a Chinese plucked zither. Learn more about the instrument here and listen to an example performance here.)
Tan Dun’s Yi2 is inspired by Spanish flamenco guitar, and the ancient Chinese pipa lute.
This event is supported by the Chinese American Museum of Chicago and the Chinese Fine Arts Society.
Tickets to the panel discussion on January 7, 2023 are free. This event is first come, first seated, please arrive early to guarantee a seat.
To purchase tickets to Chicago Philharmonic’s January 14 concert featuring the American Premiere of Tan Dun’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra, visit chicagophilharmonic.org/tan-dun