New video: Tan Dun’s concerto for flower-pots

New video: Tan Dun’s concerto for flower-pots


norman lebrecht

January 09, 2014

The Chinese composer’s Earth Concerto will receive its US premiere next week by the New Jersey Symphony at Richardson Auditorium in Princeton. ‘The glazed pots have the purest tones,’ says the enterprising percussionist.  ‘It asks questions of the audience.’ Sounds like fun. Watch.

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  • Graeme Hall says:

    Rzewski’s “To the earth” is for flowerpots I believe.

    Tan Dun’s Paper Concerto is terrific.

  • CA says:

    Kudos to NJSO and Jim Neglia!

  • Mike Christianson says:

    Way to go NJSO with this rep! Found it because I am studying a Michael Colgrass piece for winds called “Bali” and it too calls for pots. This helped a great deal:-)