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Skirball Presents NYU Symphony Performance of Tan Dun’s The Map, May 12

April 4, 2014

Marking the final performance in its second annual Visions+Voices Global Series, the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts will present a one-night only concert of the NYU Symphony performing Chinese composer Tan Dun’s masterpiece, The Map, on Monday, May 12 at 7 p.m. The show will feature a special solo by world-renowned cellist Wendy Sutter.

The Visions+Voices Global Performance Series is an annual performing arts series held at the NYU Skirball Center that creates a unique opportunity to celebrate and closely examine a singular world culture through a wide-ranging artistic lens. This year’s China focus included performances by the Tao Dance Theater; the all-female Hangzhou Yue Opera Company; a US-debut production of Richard III by the National Theater of China; and a special screening of Zhang Meng’s The Piano in a Factory.

“NYU Skirball believes that rich international programming not only excites New York audiences and the NYU community, but also serves as a catalyst for international dialogue and education,” said Michael Harrington, Executive Director of the Skirball Center. “Visions+Voices is dedicated to celebrating the richness of NYU’s global network of campuses, with future seasons featuring partnerships with Germany, Israel, Abu Dhabi and London.”

A winner of today's most prestigious honors including the Grammy Award (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), Tan Dun's music has been played throughout the world by leading orchestras, opera houses, international festivals, and on the radio and television. The Map was composed in 2002 and was premiered by Yo-Yo Ma and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It has since toured more than 30 countries worldwide.

The one-night only concert performance includes special guests, Grammy-nominated conductor Andrew Cyr and soloist Wendy Sutter heralded as “one of the great leading cellist of the classical stage” by the Wall Street Journal. The evening will also feature Tan Dun’s "Concerto for String Orchestra and Pipa" featuring pipa virtuoso Zhou Yi.

Tickets for the performance, which runs for 90 minutes, are $35, $15 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, visit

About NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by executive producer Jay Oliva (President Emeritus, NYU) and executive director Michael Harrington, the programs of NYU Skirball reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. For more information, please visit

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Events, Skirball Center, Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

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Press Contact: Shonna Keogan | (212) 998-6796

Cellist Wendy Sutter will perform in the NYU Symphony's production of Tan Dun's The Map on May 12 at Skirball.

Cellist Wendy Sutter will perform in the NYU Symphony's production of Tan Dun's The Map on May 12 at Skirball.

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