Latitude of Tan Dun's `Map' rivets attention

Music Review

October 13, 2007|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,Sun music critic

Globalization, a hot-button issue known to send thousands of protesters into the streets, can also bring people into a concert hall for a totally peaceful, compelling experience. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's first Explorer Series program of the season provides a welcome example of cultural fusion, with the help of Tan Dun.

The Chinese-born composer, perhaps most widely known for his multiple award-winning film score Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has a rare gift for bringing together East and West in his work to often astounding effect.

If you go The BSO performs at 8 p.m. today, 3 p.m. Sunday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets $25-$57. 410-783-8000 or bsomusic.org.

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