Friday, November 30, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium
Live Webcast of Peony Pavilion
Updated Version by Tan Dun and Huang Doudou
Performed by Zhang Jun and the Shanghai Zhang Jun Art Center Company
in the Metropolitan Museum's Astor Court
Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Sunday, December 2, 2012, at noon and 3:00 p.m. – SOLD OUT
Updated Version by Tan Dun and Huang Doudou Performed by Zhang Jun and the Shanghai Zhang Jun Art Center Company in the Metropolitan Museum's Astor Court
On Friday, November 30, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will offer a live webcast of the first of five performances of an updated version of the 16th-century Chinese Kunqu opera masterpiece Peony Pavilion that will take place in the Met's Astor Court, the courtyard modeled on a 17th-century Chinese garden. This 70-minute version of the opera has been developed and directed by celebrated composer Tan Dun, with a new score by Mr. Tan and choreography by Huang Doudou, one of China's most prominent dancers. It will be performed by Zhang Jun, one of China's most respected Kunqu performers, and the Shanghai Zhang Jun Art Center Company.
The webcast of the Friday, November 30, performance at 7:00 p.m. (not including the post-event presentation) will be live-streamed on the Met's website, www.metmuseum.org; see the event page for more information. The event will also be archived for later viewing.
Tickets are sold out for the five performances of the opera in The Astor Court (November 30 at 7:00 p.m.; December 1 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.; and December 2 at noon and 3:00 p.m.), but tickets are still available for a live, high-definition transmission of the first of the performances, on Friday, November 30, in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium. Following the transmission, the company will make a brief onstage presentation in the auditorium.
Peony Pavilion is co-produced by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the US-China Cultural Institute.
This program is made possible by an anonymous donor. Additional support is provided by the China-United States Exchange Foundation, US-China Cultural Institute, China International Cultural Association, and the Tang Family Foundation (Bermuda).
Tickets for November 30 Transmission: $15
Tuesday, November 27, 2012, at 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. in the Medieval Sculpture Hall
Sunday, December 2, 2012, at 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. in the Medieval Sculpture Hall
Chanticleer – Holiday Concert
The renowned vocal ensemble celebrates the mystery and wonder of Christmas with traditional carols, medieval and Renaissance sacred works, and new holiday music.
Concerts in the Medieval Sculpture Hall are presented in front of the Museum's Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche. The exhibition of the crèche is made possible by gifts to The Christmas Tree Fund and the Loretta Hines Howard Fund.
On a 10-country tour in early 2012, Chanticleer returned to some of Europe's most renowned concert halls, including the Musikverein (Vienna), Bela Bartók Concert Hall (Budapest), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), and Philharmonic Hall (Vilnius). The season also included Chanticleer's performance on the soundtrack of the 10th-anniversary release by Microsoft of its legendary video game HALO, the ensemble's first live film score performance, and a return visit to six California missions with more newly discovered music of the period. www.chanticleer.org
Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. in the Medieval Sculpture Hall