T. Dun Three Muses in Video Game for trombone and orchestra
G. Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
The program conducted by Daniel Raiskin called Beijing opens with the latest work by the Chinese-American composer Tan Dun, Three Muses in Video Game. This concerto for trombone and orchestra, inspired by the sounds of Chinese instruments, was premiered in November of 2021 by Jörgen van Rijen, the first trombonist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, which originally commissioned this composition. The second part of our concert will feature Song of the Earth, described as Mahler’s “greatest symphony” – an orchestral song cycle for two voices and orchestra based on verses from the collection of Chinese poems The Chinese Flute.