“Not your grandmother’s concerto.”
The Inlander, Spokane, WA
“Her performance was among the highest caliber that I have experienced with any performer or any orchestra."
Enrique Diemecke, Music Director & Conductor
Flint Symphony Orchestra
“Flurry was a brilliant advocate for Tan's work”
Spokesman Review, Spokane, WA
"The Concerto for Water Percussion and Orchestra was captivating, as indicated by the standing ovation."
The Flint Journal
For me, preparing and performing the Water Concerto is as spiritual as it is virtuosic. I find meaning and symbolism in almost every corner of the work. I imagine conversations between the gongs, I participate in reverent tea ceremonies, and I hear the clamor of marketplaces. Different performances reflect different stages of my life, and there is a subtle evolution of my interpretation through the years.
Tan Dun’s Water Concerto offers an opportunity to connect with the orchestra and audience that is unique among the percussion concerto literature. The very nature of pouring, slapping, dripping, and stirring water is extraordinarily organic. No other instrument I have played is as intimate as water. The opportunity for expression seems to be magnified.