Scott Speck Artistic Director and Principal Conductor
Sharon Isbin Guitar
Joshua Roman Cello
Usher in the 2023 Chinese New Year with masterpieces by Tan Dun for cello, guitar, and orchestra.
On January 14, Chicago Philharmonic rings in the Chinese Lunar New Year with a concert celebrating the work of Academy and Grammy Award winning Chinese-American composer Tan Dun at the Harris Theater. Multi-Grammy Award winner Sharon Isbin will perform the American Premiere of Dun’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra (Yi2), which draws inspiration from Spanish Flamenco and an ancient Chinese flute called the Pipa. Then, Dun’s Crouching Tiger Cello Suite weaves music from the soundtrack of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with solo cello performed by charismatic Joshua Roman, Chinese percussion, and orchestra. Plus, Donna Milanovich Composer in Residence Reinaldo Moya presents a World Premiere cello concertino.