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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 (43)

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A Valentine from Jane Monheit
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Digital Buddha
(01:06:05) 218 views

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Alarm Will Sound Flash Mob
(00:12:08) 2085 views

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Salomé Chamber Orchestra
(01:20:47) 217 views

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Calmus Ensemble, Part Two
(00:29:13) 41 views

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Calmus Ensemble, Part One
(00:32:11) 44 views

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Decoda: Line and Expression
(01:05:30) 167 views

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Second Shepherd's Play
(00:10:13) 214 views

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The Vienna Choir Boys
(00:13:05) 184 views

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Seven Words
(01:06:51) 1050 views

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Of Water and Ice
(00:56:39) 800 views

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Spectrum Presents: Street
(01:04:46) 238 views

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Judy Collins
(01:35:53) 938 views

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JACK Quartet
(01:10:08) 895 views

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DJ Spooky: Civil War Symphony
(01:02:17) 1893 views

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DJ Spooky: The Nauru Elegies
(01:17:06) 393 views

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Patti Smith: February Snow
(00:09:08) 2563 views

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Efterklang Concert
(01:28:31) 1324 views

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Peony Pavilion
(01:11:47) 10433 views