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


Read the rest of this review on TimeOut HK.

As published on TimeOut HK

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