Sunday, September 6, 2015

Music Review: HK Phil Season Premiere 2015

Date: 4 September 2015
Performers: Tan Dun (conductor), Zeyu Victor Li (violinist), Zhang Xinru (percussionist), Elizabeth Hainen (harpist)
Rating: *** (3 out of 5)

On September 4th, the HK Phil kicked off its 42nd season with a programme of contrasting genres. Music director Jaap van Zweden sat out the opening night and ceded the stage to Chinese composer-conductor Tan Dun. The latter is best known for his Oscar-winning score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, as well as his involvement in the jaw-dropping 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony. A heavyweight in the classical music world and a cultural ambassador for New China, Tan is a superb choice to inaugurate the new season. 

Tan Dun's symphonic works and Mendelssohn's
 Violin Concerto by Tan Dun


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Read the rest of this review on TimeOut HK.


As published on TimeOut HK

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