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15-9-2009

AGE

For ages 6 and above

DISCOUNT SCHEMES

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    Group discount: 10-19: 10% off
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SoundFest

Tan Dun’s Map Concerto – a multimedia adventure

27-11-2009 Fri 8PM Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall


PROGRAMME


JOHN ADAMS

Doctor Atomic Symphony

 


TAN DUN

The Map, Concerto for cello, video and orchestra

 


Oscar-winning composer Tan Dun’s multimedia adventure across time, space, and cultures.

Featuring a live orchestra, video on big screen, and a cello soloist

"a work of profound beauty and spirit that taps into a kind of primal sound language that is nothing less than thrilling to experience." Boston Herald

With his keen eye for contemporary subjects, John Adams has created brilliant operas on such stories as the first visit by an American President to Communist China (Nixon in China) and the Palestinian terrorist attack on the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro (The Death of Klinghoffer). Adams’s most recent opera Doctor Atomic, dealing with the scientist responsible for the world’s first nuclear bomb, J Robert Oppenheimer, was premièred by San Francisco Opera in 2005 and has since been produced by the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, the Metropolitan Opera, New York and London’s English National Opera. For the 2007 BBC Proms, Adams drew on major scenes from the opera to form his Doctor Atomic Symphony. Tan Dun was inspired to compose The Map after his experience working with Yo-Yo Ma on the Silk Road Project. In his recent Taiwan (2009) and Shenzhen (2007) tours, Tan Dun has invited the Hong Kong Philharmonic’s star cellist Richard Bamping to be his soloist in this exploratory concerto for cello, video and orchestra.


OTHER ACTIVITIES

Free Pre-concert Talk

Time: 27/11/2009 Fri 7:15pm - 7:45pm (Cantonese)
Venue: HK Cultural Centre Auditoria Building 4/F Foyer
Speaker: Dr. Joanna Lee
  Honorary Research Fellow, Centre of Asian Studies, University of Hong Kong