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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) 177 views

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A Valentine from Jane Monheit
(01:22:40) 115 views

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Digital Buddha
(01:06:05) 229 views

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Alarm Will Sound Flash Mob
(00:12:08) 2171 views

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Salomé Chamber Orchestra
(01:20:47) 243 views

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Calmus Ensemble, Part Two
(00:29:13) 44 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) 171 views

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Second Shepherd's Play
(00:10:13) 241 views

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The Vienna Choir Boys
(00:13:05) 192 views

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Seven Words
(01:06:51) 1070 views

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Of Water and Ice
(00:56:39) 813 views

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Spectrum Presents: Street
(01:04:46) 252 views

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Judy Collins
(01:35:53) 1014 views

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JACK Quartet
(01:10:08) 917 views

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DJ Spooky: Civil War Symphony
(01:02:17) 1922 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) 2589 views

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Efterklang Concert
(01:28:31) 1335 views

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Peony Pavilion
(01:11:47) 10571 views