An evening celebrating the Chinese pipa, featuring Grammy nominee Wu Man
and ensembles from the IU Jacobs School of Music.
Recognized as a premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer, giving her lute-like instrument—which has a history of over 2,000 years in China—a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Through numerous concert tours as well as high-profile collaborations with ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Wu Man has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa while spearheading multimedia initiatives to preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions.
The concert will begin with selected solo works for pipa, and then Wu Man will be joined by the JSOM Vera Quartet for the Concerto for string quartet and pipa (Tan Dun, 1999). The program will conclude with Tian Ling (Nature and Spirit) for pipa and fourteen players (Zhou Long, 1992) featuring Wu Man with the JSOM New Music Ensemble (David Dzubay, director). Additional program information and notes are available on the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation website
This event is part of the IU Global Arts & Humanities Festival: China Remixed and Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach and is a joint presentation of the IU Arts & Humanities Council, the IU Jacobs School of Music, and the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation.
More information about Wu Man:http://www.wumanpipa.org/
Other China Remixed events: go.iu.edu/china-remixed
Other Lotus Blossoms events: http://www.lotusfest.org/events/
Doors will open for this reserved seating show at 7pm and the performance is expected to last one hour. Limit of six tickets per order. For those wishing to order for a larger group please contact the box office directly and we will be happy to assist.