Tan Dun with Eldbjørg Hemsing & Oslo-Filharmonien
Tickets: 320 – 100 NOK
Passacaglia Secret of Wind and Birds for cellphones and orchestra (2015)
Violin Concerto Rhapsody and Fantasia (1994, new version 2018)
– Rock the Violin in Rhapsody and A Dream Out of Peking Opera
Violin Concerto Fire Ritual – a music ritual for the victims of war (2018, WP)
Tan Dun – conductor
Eldbjørg Hemsing – violin
Ultima and Oslo-Filharmonien presents a portrait concert of China’s most prominent and respected composer: Tan Dun, who will conduct the concert in person. His Fire Ritual – a music ritual for the victims of war, which receives its world premiere in Oslo, already has a Norwegian connection: it was written for violinist Eldbjørg Hemsing, who will perform at this concert with Tan Dun and Oslo-Filharmonien.
Tan Dun is best known to Western audiences as the Oscar- and Grammy-winning composer of the soundtrack to Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). His journey from his childhood in China’s rural Hunan province during the Cultural Revolution to become one of the world’s most celebrated and cutting-edge composers makes him a cultural migrant from the old China to the new.
Tan Dun connects China’s history with present day events and technologies. Fire Ritual was inspired by a visit to the Dunhuang prehistoric cave paintings. Passacaglia: Secret of Wind and Birds (2015) creates a chorus of digital birds by playing Chinese instruments through mobile phones. The programme also includes the violin concerto Rhapsody and Fantasia, in a new version for this concert.
Produced by Oslo-Filharmonien.
(Foto: Nana Watanabe)