Sunday, May 19, 2024 @ 3:00pm – 5:00pm (EDT)
The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD, United States
Online and in-person
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In person: $15-$77 |
Stream: $25

Writing music that straddles Chinese and Western traditions, Tan Dun is a boundary-breaking artist of limitless imagination and inclusivity, conjuring a soundscape that makes use of everything from ancient relics to smartphones. This first American performance of Five Muses of Dunhuang brings to life forgotten instruments painted centuries ago on devotional murals in Chinese caves. As a conductor, Tan has unique insights into another perceptive witness and recreator of human ritual, Stravinsky, especially in this rarely heard transcription from a Chinese-themed opera. Stravinsky, with his keen ear for real-life rituals, leans into the real splashy Fireworks and Chinese-themed opera transcription.

Performances on May 18 & 19. The May 19 performances will also be livestramed at 3pm Eastern.

The Music Center at Strathmore

5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
United States