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Join The Philadelphia Orchestra for Tan Dun's The Map, a multimedia, East-meets-West extravaganza

November 4, 2010

Award-winning composer Tan Dun returns to lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of The Map, his multimedia concerto for cello, video, and orchestra on November 12. This East-meets-West extravaganza combines a live orchestral performance with a series of video field recordings, projected above and throughout the Orchestra on multiple screens, that capture the musical life of the Tujia, Miao, and Dong, three of the 55 ethnic groups comprising China’s non-Han minority population. Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Cello and Shanghai native Hai-Ye Ni is soloist. The work received its first Philadelphia Orchestra performances in November 2004. For this program, The Map is paired with the composer’s mash-up inspired Internet Symphony No. 1 (“Eroica”), which was commissioned by Google and YouTube as part of the YouTube Symphony Orchestra project.