The programme will be replayed once at each of the following two specific times:
10.6.2023 (Sat) 9pm
11.6.2023 (Sun) 9pm
In Putonghua with Chinese and English subtitles
Running time of the performance is approximately 45 minutes.
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Well-received site-specific performance at Chi Lin Nunnery created by internationally renowned music maestro Tan Dun
Created by music maestro Tan Dun, Purity . Transcendence is an immersive performance combining elements of architecture and music, Dunhuang murals and dance. Under the setting sun, the courtyards and gardens of Chi Lin Nunnery were turned into a stage of dream and fantasy. Tan Dun invited a group of promising young local musicians and dancers to join the performance and showcase the beauty of Chinese culture in a novel and artistic way, offering audiences a soul-purging experience.
Tan Dun (Artistic Director)
The world-renowned artist and UNESCO Global Goodwill Ambassador Tan Dun has made an indelible mark on the world’s music scene with a creative repertoire that spans the boundaries of classical music, multimedia performance, and Eastern and Western tradition. He is the winner of today’s most prestigious honours, including the Grammy Awards, the Academy Awards (Oscar), Grawemeyer Award and Shostakovich Award, L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France, the Bach Prize in Germany, Italy’s Golden Lion Honorary Award in Italy and the 50th Istanbul Music Festival for Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021, Tan was presented with an honorary doctorate from the Education University of Hong Kong. Tan’s music has been played throughout the world by leading orchestras, opera houses, international festivals, and on radio and television. He is currently Dean of the Bard College Conservatory of Music. In 2022, Tan was appointed as Hong Kong's Ambassador for Cultural Promotion.
As a conductor of innovative programmes around the world, he has led the Mainland tours of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Japan’s NHK Symphony. He led L’Orchestre National de Lyon in a six-city tour; a four-city tour of Switzerland and Belgium with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra; and conducted the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, where he was named Artistic Ambassador. Next season’s highlights include conducting the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also serves as the Honorary Artistic Director of the China National Symphony Orchestra.
Tan records for Sony Classical, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Opus Arte, BIS, and Naxos. In 2016, Tan conducted the grand opening celebration of Disneyland Shanghai which was broadcast to a record-breaking audience worldwide. Most recently, his work Prayer and Blessing was also live streamed using 5G technology and subsequently broadcast worldwide by UNESCO. His recordings have garnered many accolades, including a Grammy Award for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and nomination for The First Emperor, Marco Polo and Pipa Concerto, Japan’s Recording Academy Award for Best Contemporary Music CD for Water Passion after St. Matthew, and the BBC’s Best Orchestral Album for Death and Fire.
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The programme is under the exclusive sponsorship of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), as one of the many initiatives supported by the HKJC to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR.