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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 (37)

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Digital Buddha
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Alarm Will Sound Flash Mob
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Salomé Chamber Orchestra
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Calmus Ensemble, Part Two
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Calmus Ensemble, Part One
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Decoda: Line and Expression
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Second Shepherd's Play
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The Vienna Choir Boys
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Seven Words
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Of Water and Ice
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Spectrum Presents: Street
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Judy Collins
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JACK Quartet
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DJ Spooky: Civil War Symphony
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DJ Spooky: The Nauru Elegies
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Patti Smith: February Snow
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Efterklang Concert
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Peony Pavilion
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