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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 (59)

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Salomé Chamber Orchestra
(01:41:16) 124 views

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Eternal Embrace
(00:43:56) 223 views

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Memoria Antigua: Flamenco
(01:31:19) 35 views

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Arvo Pärt at Eighty
(01:47:09) 337 views

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Excerpt from La Celestina
(00:05:08) 355 views

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A Valentine from Jane Monheit
(01:22:40) 125 views

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Digital Buddha
(01:06:05) 247 views

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Alarm Will Sound Flash Mob
(00:12:08) 2233 views

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Salomé Chamber Orchestra
(01:20:47) 367 views

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Calmus Ensemble, Part Two
(00:29:13) 70 views

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Calmus Ensemble, Part One
(00:32:11) 55 views

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Decoda: Line and Expression
(01:05:30) 204 views

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Second Shepherd's Play
(00:10:13) 363 views

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The Vienna Choir Boys
(00:13:05) 218 views

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Seven Words
(01:06:51) 1090 views

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Of Water and Ice
(00:56:39) 833 views

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Spectrum Presents: Street
(01:04:46) 267 views

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Judy Collins
(01:35:53) 1124 views

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JACK Quartet
(01:10:08) 971 views

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DJ Spooky: Civil War Symphony
(01:02:17) 1960 views

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DJ Spooky: The Nauru Elegies
(01:17:06) 426 views

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Patti Smith: February Snow
(00:09:08) 2633 views

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Efterklang Concert
(01:28:31) 1344 views

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The Peony Pavilion
(01:11:47) 11326 views