Crouching Tiger & Beyond - Tan Dun Conducts the Vancouver Symphony
On Saturday, Tan Dun will conduct the Vancouver Symphony for performances of Crouching Tiger & Beyond. The Washington Post has described the program as “An epic, multimedia production, full of big-screen emotions and unabashed melodrama.”
Tan Dun composed scores for three martial Arts films by critically acclaimed directors: Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Zhang Yimou (Hero), and Feng Xiaogang (The Banquet). Combining the ancient tradition of Chinese martial arts philosophy and visual arts, the films were all received with high praise worldwide. Tan Dun composed three concertos, based on three great martial arts films, which focus on themes of sacrifice, desire, and love through martial arts.