Join the Toledo Symphony on Saturday, September 15 at 6:30pm for a special performance of the Water Concerto with Tan Dun.
“Water is an element you can’t block. You can block land, you can say this is China and this is Russia, but water has no such frontiers.” ~Tan Dun
Grammy Award winning Chinese composer Tan Dun, best known for his music for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and his film scores for “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” and “Hero”, has created a visually and sonically spectacular concert experience unlike any other. A trio of sensational percussionists slap, beat, cup and wield water in transparent bowls and specially-crafted instruments to create provocative, amazingly inventive soundscapes.
Led by Music Director Alain Trudel, the Toledo Symphony organically flows in and out of this rippling show of sounds with an orchestral score that cleverly blends Eastern and Western musical traditions in Tan Dun’s inimitable style—an unforgettable experience for all ages. Though drawing extensively on the composer’s childhood memories of playing, cleaning, and working by the side of the river in Hunan Province, China, this music also deeply engages with issues of local and global significance. This concert begins a year-long examination about water and water pollution as inspiration for visual and performance art, spearheaded by the Toledo Museum of Art, in partnership with the Toledo Symphony and the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo. The concert will be free for the community
Momentum weekend is September 13, 14, & 15, 2018