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The Center presents

China National Symphony Orchestra with Conductor: Tan Dun

at the Palladium

Friday, February 9 at 8pm



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For half a century, the China National Symphony Orchestra has introduced Chinese audiences to a vast repertoire of classical, romantic, modern and contemporary orchestral works by both Western and Asian composers. The current touring production is a Chinese New Year celebration that includes works by Stravinsky and the orchestra’s own artistic director and conductor, Tan Dun, best known for scoring the films Hero and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and composing music for the medal ceremonies at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Classics in Context
7:15-7:45pm | Robert Adam Room
Join us for a pre-concert discussion led by Heather Pratt, Professor of Music & Musicology at Ball State University. Complimentary for ticketholders, this lecture provides attendees an insider's perspective on the works being performed at our classical performances. 

IGOR STRAVINSKY  Feu d'artifice, Op. 4 (Fireworks)

TAN DUN  Martial Arts Trilogy - Crouching Tiger Concerto for Cello and double Erhu - Hero Concerto for Violin and Guqin - Banquet Concerto for Piano and chorus

TAN DUN  Passacaglia: Secret of the Wind and Birds (This composition opens with an interactive experience with the audience involving downloaded bird songs.)

GUAN XIA  Song of the Phoenix (for Surnay and Orchestra)

IGOR STRAVINSKY  The Firebird (1919)


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