“That the pipa can attract such a diverse audience in America…is due in large measure to the talent and charisma of Wu Man.” – Boston Globe
Called “wonderfully ferocious and illuminating” by The Washington Post, the Shanghai Quartet are recognized for their unique fluency in both Eastern folk and Western classical idioms. Hailed as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and a leading ambassador of Chinese music, Grammy® Award-nominated musician Wu Man is “the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western world” (Los Angeles Times).
This program showcases their exceptional stylistic range with selections from China Song by the Shanghai’s own second violinist Yi-Wen Jiang; Song of the Ch’in by Zhou Long; and Red Lantern by Zhao Lin, derived from Zhao Jiping’s Raise the Red Lantern. The program concludes with Tan Dun’s Concerto for Pipa and String Quartet.
LEARN! Join the Modlin Center for the Arts at 6:30 PM for the pre-show Artistic Viewpoint Discussion with Shanghai Quartet and Wu Man. Location: Booker Hall of Music, Choral Room 127. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first serve basis.
Modlin @ Boatwright: The Music of Old and New China
Monday, February 20, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Boatwright Library (campus map)
Featuring a pipa demonstration by Wu Man and discussion about her musical background and the link between traditional and contemporary Chinese musical performance. Presented in partnership with Boatwright Library
Preview the evenings program here:
|Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances):||$29|
|Senior (62+):||$32||UR Employee:||$30|
|Child (0-12):||$18||Group (20+):||$32|