Tonight at Roulette, the Ear Heart Music series closes out its season with a rare performance of Tan Dun‘s Ghost Opera, performed by the Momenta Quartet and pipa master Zhou Yi. Inspired by "the magic of Chinese peasant shamans," Ghost Opera combines elements of the western classical tradition with Chinese shadow puppet theater, visual art, folk music, and shamanistic ritual. Given Dun's flair for the dramatic, this should be quite a spectacle.
To open the evening, composer, guitarist (and scion) Gyan Riley pairs with Bang on A Can All-Star percussionist David Cossin for a set of structured improvisations based on motives from Ghost Opera. Show starts at 8; tickets available at the box office or online.