Tan Dun in Rome February 27 - March 2 The Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome premieres Tan Dun's latest concerto for piano and orchestra, based on his score from The Banquet, the 2006 Wuxia-drama, directed by Feng Xiaogang.
Taiwan International Festival March 26 The closing event at the 2010 Taiwan International Festival will feature the world premiere of Tan Dun's double orchestra versions of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The Internet Symphony "Eroica" for western and Chinese orchestras.
World Expo 2010 Shanghai May 1 to October 31 Tan Dun has been named, Cultural Ambassador to the World for the Shanghai World Expo.
At the World Expo, Tan Dun will premiere a new work, compose ceremonial music and conduct the Trondheim soloists in the Chinese premiere of his violin concerto: The Love, with Norwegian violinist, Catherina Chen.
Krakow Film Fest May 20 The Krakow Film Festival premieres Tan Dun's Hero Concerto based on his 2002 score for the movie Ying xiong (The Hero) starring Jet Li; the Banquet Concerto will also be presented.
First Emperor Nominated for a Grammy Melodies spring from the recognizably Asian pentatonic scale, but they feature the long-lined beauty of traditional Western opera, spiked with gnawing dissonances and unexpected leaps. The composer has deep appreciation for sensual beauty, but he is also immensely sophisticated...The evening flew by, propelled by Tan’s ceaselessly inventive, dramatically savvy music....The mélange... is electrifying... — Joshua Rosenblum,Opera News.