From West to East: A Classical ODYSSEY

Academy Award-winning composer Tan Dun conducts the Orchestra of Teatro Comunale di Modena Pavarotti-Freni joined by world-famous Chinese cellist Jian Wang in an unforgettable musical journey from West to East featuring an iconic repertoire of Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky followed by the UAE premiere of his original Pipa Concerto.  The unique concert, taking place in the Middle East’s most dynamic country, traces humankind’s great cultural cross-pollinations in an epic performance by two of the most renowned figures of contemporary classical music.

Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 for Cello and Orchestra

Dun Concerto for Pipa and Strings

Mozart Overture from Cosi Fan Tutti

Mussorgsky/ Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition


Orchestra Filarmonica Del teatro Comunale di Modena

Tan Dun Conductor

Jian Wang Cello

Presented by Abu Dhabi Festival 
Middle East Premiere 
Emirates Palace
17 March 2023


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