january, 2023

Tan Dun: Yi2 (American Premiere) & Crouching Tiger Concerto

14jan7:30 pm10:00 pmEvent Type Symphonic ConcertTan Dun: Yi2 (American Premiere) & Crouching Tiger ConcertoHarris Theater, 205 E Randolph Street Chicago, IL 60601 Event Organized ByChicago Philharmonic7:30 pm - 10:00 pm(GMT-06:00)

Event Details

Chicago Philharmonic
Scott Speck Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Sharon Isbin Guitar
Joshua Roman Cello

Buy tickets to Tan Dun’s Yi2 and Crouching Tiger Concerto

Ushering in the 2023 Chinese New Year with masterpieces by Tan Dun for cello, guitar, and orchestra. 

Key Notes:

  • Academy and Grammy Award winning Chinese-American composer Tan Dun is a master of mood, melody, and mixing traditional Chinese and Western music.
  • Sharon Isbin performs the American Premiere of Dun’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (Yi2), which draws inspiration from Spanish Flamenco and an ancient Chinese flute called the Pipa.
  • Dun’s Crouching Tiger Suite weaves music from the soundtrack of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with solo cello (performed by none other than the charismatic Joshua Roman), Chinese percussion, and orchestra.
  • Donna Milanovich Composer in Residence Reinaldo Moya brings a World Premiere cello concertino.

About Tan Dun

The world-renowned artist and UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador Tan Dun, has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions. A winner of today’s most prestigious honors including the Grammy Award, Oscar/Academy Award, Grawemeyer Award, Bach Prize, Shostakovich Award, and most recently Italy’s Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, Tan Dun’s music has been played throughout the world by leading orchestras, opera houses, international festivals, and on radio and television. This past year, Tan Dun conducted the grand opening celebration of Disneyland Shanghai which was broadcast to a record-breaking audience worldwide.

As a conductor of innovative programs around the world, Tan Dun has led the China tours of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Japan’s NHK Symphony Orchestra. His current season includes leading the NDR Radiophilharmonie in a five-city tour in Germany, as well as engagements with the London Symphony Orchestra and at the Venice Biennale. Tan Dun has led the world’s most esteemed orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, among others.


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