About Wu Man, pipa – ft. New Music Ensemble and the Vera Quartet
An evening of solo and ensemble works for the Chinese pipa, featuring Grammy nominee Wu Man and ensembles from the IU Jacobs School of Music. Part of the IU Global Arts & Humanities Festival: China Remixed; and a joint presentation of the IU Arts & Humanities Council, the IU Jacobs School of Music, and the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Grammy Award-nominated musician 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. For more information on Wu Man, please visit www.wumanpipa.org.
Wu Man, pipa (guest artist)
New Music Ensemble – David Dzubay, director
Pedro Rodríguez Rodríguez, violin
Patricia Quintero García, violin
Inés Picado Molares, viola
Justin Goldsmith, cello
*IU Jacobs School of Music Graduate Quartet in Residence
Solo pieces for pipa (to be announced)
Tan Dun: Concerto for string quartet and pipa (1999)
Zhou Long: Tian Ling (Nature and Spirit) for pipa and
fourteen players (1992)