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Bard Conservatory Orchestra

with Tan Dun

May 13

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 “I have two goals in my heart: I don’t just want to establish a musical idea…. I want to develop a  cross-cultural idea that brings nature and classical music, ancient and modern, together.”—Tan Dun

Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador, Tan Dun, has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western traditions. His compositions often feature water as a musical instrument. In this program, he conducts four works by British, Czech, French, and Japanese composers who were inspired by the sounds of oceans, rivers, and flowing waters.


Bedřich Smetana
The Moldau

Claude Debussy
Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra

Tōru Takemitsu
I Hear the Water Dreaming

Benjamin Britten
Four Sea Interludes

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