World Premiere Featuring The Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by Tan Dun
The exhibition Age of Empires: Chinese Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.–A.D. 220)
, on view April 3–July 16, 2017, brings to The Met the terracotta warrior sculptures that were buried with the Emperor Qin Shi Huang to protect him in the afterlife. To celebrate this extraordinary exhibition, The Met commissioned a new work from composer Tan Dun—Symphony of Colors: Terracotta
, based on music from his opera, The First Emperor.
Also on the program is Triple Concerto: Hero
for violin, cello, piano and orchestra, with music drawn from Tan Dun’s score to Zhang Yimou's film
Bring the Kids for $1
Encore: Saturday, April 1
This commission is made possible by The Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.
Tickets to this event include Museum admission.
Enjoy a pre-performance drink in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Doors will open approximately one hour prior to the event and you may purchase a drink and relax in your seat prior to the show.
Above: Photo of Tan Dun's Water Passion in The Temple of Dendur in the The Sackler Wing by Stephanie Berger