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Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet: A Night in Ancient and New China
The Shanghai Quartet—violinists Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violist Honggang Li, and cellist Nicholas Tzavaras—returns to Wesleyan for their Connecticut debut with pipa(Chinese lute) virtuosa Wu Man to perform “A Night in Ancient and New China,” featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95; traditional folk songs; and the Connecticut premiere of the new quintet "Red Lantern" by eminent Chinese film composer Zhao Jiping (Raise the Red Lantern, To Live, and Farewell My Concubine) in collaboration with his son Zhao Lin.
"Wu Man is one of the rare musicians who has changed the history of the instrument she plays."
Pre-concert talk by Associate Professor of Music and East Asian Studies Su Zheng at 7:15pm.
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