Falla Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo
Guan Xia 100 Birds Flying towards the Phoenix for suona and orchestra
Tan Dun Concerto for Piano and Peking Opera Soprano Farewell My Concubine
Tan Dun/Tan Weiwei Vocal Concerto: Song Lines of China
Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919)
Tan Dun conductor
Liu Wenwen suona
Ralph van Raat piano
Xiao Di soprano
One of the most outstanding vocalists of her generation, Tan Weiwei will perform the world premiere of Song Lines of China, a collaborative work composed by Tan Dun and Weiwei at this unmissable special event.
East Meets West: Chinese New Year Concert sees Maestro Tan Dun return to lead the MSO, bringing a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance and Eastern and Western traditions.
This year’s annual Chinese New Year celebration features include Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance from El Amor Brujo, Guan Xia’s 100 Birds Flying towards the Phoenix for suona and orchestra featuring Liu Wenwen (suona), Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919) and Tan Dun’s own Concerto for Piano and Peking Opera Soprano Farewell My Concubine featuring Xiao Di (Peking Opera soprano) and Ralph van Raat (piano).
Patron: His Excellency Mr Cheng Jingye
Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China in Australia
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments.
Running time: 1 hour and 40 minutes, including a 20-minute interval