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Wu Man & The Shanghai Quartet

“The pipa and the quartet achieved a kind of exuberant synergy together, as if each were leapfrogging over the other in a mad rush to expressive extremes, and when it ended, it ended too soon.”
The Washington Post

The acclaimed Shanghai Quartet and pipa (Chinese lute) virtuoso Wu Man unite to perform new works by contemporary Chinese composers. Called “wonderfully ferocious and illuminating” by The Washington Post, the Shanghai Quartet are recognized for their unique fluency in both Eastern folk and Western Classical idioms. Hailed as a leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man is “the artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western world” (Los Angeles Times).

Program includes works by Yi-Wen Jang, Zhou Long, and Tan Dun.

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The Recital Series is supported in part by The Reed Foundation. The Recital Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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