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Tan Dun Martial Arts Trilogy

A Chinese New Year Concert

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Tan Dun – conductor
Ryu Goto – violin
Tan Wei – erhu
Yingdi Sun – piano

TAN DUN Martial Arts Trilogy (with film)

Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun conducts the NZSO in a luscious and sweeping performance of his Martial Arts Trilogy. To mark the Year of the Snake and the Chinese New Year, the concert comprises Tan Dun’s scores from three classic martial arts films, The Banquet, Hero, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In a multi-media event dedicated to Hollywood grandeur, scenes from the films will be projected above the orchestra as they celebrate the soaring, melodramatic and spiritually transcendent martial arts that make these films so powerful.

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Internationally acclaimed violinist Ryu Goto evokes Flying Snow, and her story of revenge and redemption; pianist Yingdi Sun, winner of the prestigious Liszt Prize, is Empress Ano, who sacrifices everything for power; while Tan Wei on the traditional Chinese violin erhu portrays the dreamer Lo who finds transcendence through martial arts. Tan Dun’s soaring, haunting and utterly thrilling music makes for a concert that is not to be missed.

...a mix of Hollywood grandeur and primal, percussive vitality... The New York Times
...stunning soundscapes, along with a visual arts extravaganza... The Adelaide Review
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