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Tan Dun, composer
Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Curator in Charge of Asian Art
World-renowned composer Tan Dun will discuss his vision for restaging the classic kunqu opera Peony Pavilion in the Metropolitan's Astor Court. Joining him will be Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Curator in Charge of the Department of Asian Art, who organized the complementary exhibition Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats. The exhibition demonstrates that China's enclosed gardens, an integral part of residential and palace architecture, have long served as sites for literary gatherings, theatrical performances, and imaginary outings.
Above: Photo of Tan Dun © Nana Watanabe
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Above: John Zorn
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