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A Conversation with Tan Dun: A New "Peony Pavilion" in an Old Context

Composer Tan Dun and Maxwell K. Hearn, Douglas Dillon Curator in Charge of Asian Art, discuss Tan Dun's new version of Peony Pavilion which was staged in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Astor Court. Inspired by Chinese gardens and previous versions of the Chinese opera, Tan Dun's restaged the classic kunqu opera by condensing it into four acts and presenting it within the confines of the Astor Court, a replica of a Chinese Garden.

This program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Chinese Garden: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats, on view August 18, 2012–January 6, 2013.

Concerts and Performances (45)

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Excerpt from La Celestina
(00:05:08) 296 views

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A Valentine from Jane Monheit
(01:22:40) 116 views

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Digital Buddha
(01:06:05) 231 views

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Alarm Will Sound Flash Mob
(00:12:08) 2183 views

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Salomé Chamber Orchestra
(01:20:47) 254 views

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Calmus Ensemble, Part Two
(00:29:13) 46 views

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Calmus Ensemble, Part One
(00:32:11) 45 views

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Decoda: Line and Expression
(01:05:30) 173 views

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Second Shepherd's Play
(00:10:13) 248 views

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The Vienna Choir Boys
(00:13:05) 199 views

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Seven Words
(01:06:51) 1072 views

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Of Water and Ice
(00:56:39) 817 views

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Spectrum Presents: Street
(01:04:46) 256 views

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Judy Collins
(01:35:53) 1033 views

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JACK Quartet
(01:10:08) 924 views

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DJ Spooky: Civil War Symphony
(01:02:17) 1931 views

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DJ Spooky: The Nauru Elegies
(01:17:06) 409 views

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Patti Smith: February Snow
(00:09:08) 2591 views

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Efterklang Concert
(01:28:31) 1335 views

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Peony Pavilion
(01:11:47) 10591 views