Tan Dun's Elegy: Snow In June - La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest 2006

12/27/2006; 49 minutes

Tan Dun's powerful score for cellist and four percussionists commemorates the 1989 massacre in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. The title refers to the 13th-century Chinese drama by Kuan Han-Ching, in which a young woman, Dou Eh, is executed for crimes she did not commit. Even nature cries out for Dou Eh's innocence: her blood does not fall to earth, but flies upward, and a heavy snow falls in June. Likewise Tan Dun's music sings of pity and purity, beauty and darkness. As choreographed by Allyson Green, this striking dance/theatre work is a lament for victims everywhere. (#12084)

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