A Night in Ancient and New China:
Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet
Tuesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating
Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet explore the great music of the East and West. The quartet will perform Mozart’s K. 499, as well as a new multimedia work by the eminent Chinese composer Zhao Jiping in collaboration with his son, Zhao Lin, performing some of some of his most famous scores of internationally celebrated films – Raise the Red Lantern, To Live and Farewell My Concubine, among others. The program also includes a suite of traditional Chinese folk songs arranged by violinist Yi-Wen Jiang, with pipa solos by Wu Man. Looking back to their roots, but with a contemporary vision, these artists meld western string quartet and pipa in an unforgettable evening of music.
Audience members are invited to stay for post-performance discussion with the musicians following the concert.
Monday, March 28 at 7pm in the Fine Arts Center Lobby. Free-No Reservations required
Screening and talk by Wu Man of her film: Discovering a Musical Heartland: Wu Man in China