China National Symphony, Lunar New Year's Celebration

February 14, 2018, 7:30 PM
Carpenter Theatre, Dominion Arts Center (600 E. Grace St.)

“[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.

Artist Viewpoint
Join artistic director and conductor Tan Dun at 6:30pm for a pre-show discussion.  

Modlin Center Members at the Partner Level and Above are invited to to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a post-show reception in the Dominion Arts Center Donor Lounge. Information on becoming a Modlin Center Member can be here.

Sponsored in Part by the Cultural Affairs Committee, in partnership with the Department of Music and the Office of International Education.

Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $42 / $39 / $36
Adult: $52 / $48 / $44 UR Student: FREE
Senior (62+): $47 / $43 / $39 UR Employee: $45 / $41 / $38
Child (0-12): $27 / $25 / $23 Group (20+): $52 / $48 / $44