OzAsia – Martial Arts Trilogy Tan Dun – The Festival Theatre – 5K

This years Adelaide OzAsia Festival includes a very special treat, the exclusive Australian Premiere of Tan Dun’s Martial Arts Trilogy which comprises three concerti: the cello concerto Coughing Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the violin concerto Hero, and the piano concerto The Banquet all conducted full of energy by the very animated composer Tan Dun, who said that he has been looking forward to bringing this work to Australia and his first visit to the fine arts city of Adelaide.

Martial Arts Trilogy features Tan Dun’s musical compositions for three films, Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Feng Xiaogang’s The Banquet and Zhang Yimou’s Hero. The music and instruments come to life being played live in front of the images on the screen which adds a new level of richness and emotion to the music which is usually secondary in support of the images.

Tan Dun, a conceptual and multifaceted composer/conductor has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions.

The concerti feature Natsuko Yashimoto, Violin, Xiaoxia Zhao, Guqin, Jiayi Sun, Piano and Li-Wei, Cello who are impressively  supported by the superb Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

An amazing performance which literally brings alive the films emotions, so enjoyable conducted by the composer himself Tan Dun.

Kryztoff Rating   5K

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