Buddha Passion

The composer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon creates another stunning, evening-length oratorio.


  • Tan DUN : Buddha Passion (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)


  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Sen Guo soprano
  • Huiling Zhu mezzo-soprano
  • Kang Wang tenor
  • Shenyang bass-baritone
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director

About This Performance

Following on the stunning success of his Water Passion after St. Matthew, Tan Dun (composer for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) has created another evening-length oratorio, this time based on stories inspired by the Dunhuang Cave paintings, with video installation.

Pre and Post-concert Events:

Drinks in the Garden, 6:30pm

Come early on select Friday nights and enjoy complimentary drinks and a unique view of the DTLA skyline from the Garden. 
Inside the Music, 7pm
The Inside the Music pre-concert event begins at 7pm on stage with Brian Lauritzen.
Pre-Concert Talk: Upbeat Live
With Speaker to be announced – 7pm
Enhance your concert experience with a pre-concert talk starting at 7pm. Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned.
After the concert, stay for a post-show Q&A with Brian and the artists.
Please note: pre-concert events are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.