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Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

Composer of the music score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun is an extraordinary talent who is equally at home writing for the cinema, concert hall or opera house. The world’s great orchestras have been lining up to perform his music, including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, and New York Philharmonic.

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is part of a syndicate of international orchestras which has commissioned Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem: Concerto for Double Bass, a work which the Chinese-born composer has described as “an elegy of the prairie and blue skies”.

Noted for his dazzling use of instrumental colours, Tan Dun is one of the world’s finest orchestrators. Igor Stravinsky likewise knew how to conjure up extraordinary sounds from the orchestra, particularly in the radiantly beautiful suite from The Firebird, and Tōru Takemitsu married Western sounds and Eastern influences with remarkable skill.

Do you hear the call of the wild?…

 

TAN DUN Wolf Totem: Concerto for Double Bass*
STRAVINSKY The Firebird – Suite (1919)
STRAVINSKY Song of the Nightingale
TAKEMITSU Tree Line

Johannes Fritzsch conductor
Stuart Thomson double bass

 

Presented by Ten Days and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

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TICKETS

Gold  Full $89

Gold Concession $83

Silver Full $75

Silver Concession $65

Bronze Full $65

Bronze Concession $50

Hot Seat $29

Early Bird discount is not available on Hot Seat tickets

DURATION

2 hours (inc interval)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

*World première season

Co-commissioned by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, St Louis Symphony Orchestra and Taiwan Philharmonic Orchestra

ORIGIN

CHINA & TASMANIA

CHINA region-tasmania

DATES

Hobart

Federation Concert Hall

WHEELCHAIR
Sat 21 Mar 2015, 7.30pm Tickets through TSO Box Office only!

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Composer of the music score to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Tan Dun is an extraordinary talent who is equally at home writing for the cinema, concert hall or opera house. The world’s great orchestras have been lining up to perform his music, including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Symphony, and New York Philharmonic.

The Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra is part of a syndicate of international orchestras which has commissioned Tan Dun’s Wolf Totem: Concerto for Double Bass, a work which the Chinese-born composer has described as “an elegy of the prairie and blue skies”.

Noted for his dazzling use of instrumental colours, Tan Dun is one of the world’s finest orchestrators. Igor Stravinsky likewise knew how to conjure up extraordinary sounds from the orchestra, particularly in the radiantly beautiful suite from The Firebird, and Tōru Takemitsu married Western sounds and Eastern influences with remarkable skill.

Do you hear the call of the wild?…

 

TAN DUN Wolf Totem: Concerto for Double Bass*
STRAVINSKY The Firebird – Suite (1919)
STRAVINSKY Song of the Nightingale
TAKEMITSU Tree Line

Johannes Fritzsch conductor
Stuart Thomson double bass

 

Presented by Ten Days and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

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Nicolas AltstaedtCellistphoto: Marco Borggreveall rights reserved

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