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An Evening with Wu Man—The Journey of Chinese Pipa: Ancient Ties for Modern Sound
About this event
A performance by pipa virtuoso Wu Man not only transcends musical genres but also takes you on a journey through the centuries. The pipa, a Chinese lute-like instrument, has a history of over 2,000 years, and Wu Man’s performance features music that ranges from traditional folksongs to contemporary pieces, including her own compositions, showcasing the instrument’s unique tonal qualities and displaying her formidable playing skills.
This event is presented as part of the Performance Reimagined series from GBH and IDAGIO.
Generously sponsored by Ann and Graham Gund.
Your ticket purchase will directly support the participating artists through IDAGIO’s Fair Artist Payout Model: IDAGIO pays 80% of the net revenue directly to the performers.
This event is available to stream until September 12, 2021.
1. Concert – approx. 60 min programme
Traditional: Flute and Drum Music at Sunset (夕阳箫鼓)
Traditional (Kazakh) arr. Wu Man: Küi (哈萨克歌)
Wu Man: Night Thoughts (静夜思)
Wang Huiran: Dance of the Yi People (彝族舞曲)
Traditional arr. Wu Man: Chanting of the Monk Pu An (小普安咒)
Traditional: White Snow in Spring (阳春白雪)
Wu Man: Improvisation (即兴曲)
Wu Man: Leaves Flying in Autumn (杨花九月飞)
This performance was filmed at Fraser Performance Studio at GBH in Boston, Massachusetts.
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