Chan Centre Presents

Wu Man and the Shanghai Quartet

Sat May 09 2015 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall

Pipa virtuoso Wu Man has been called “a force of nature” by Gramophone Magazine and has acted as muse and inspiration for contemporary composers ranging from Tan Dun to Terry Riley. The Shanghai Quartet is one of the world’s foremost chamber music ensembles, known for their passionate musicality and impressive technique. For this special concert, the artists will explore the great music of China, looking back to their roots, but with a contemporary vision.

Melding the uniquely Chinese sound of the pipa with that of a western string quartet, this memorable evening titled A Night in Ancient and New China features a chamber version of Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera, a suite of traditional Chinese folk songs arranged by violinist Yi-Wen Jiang, solo pipa works by Wu Man, and Beethoven’s String Quartet No.11 in F minor, Op.95 (the “Serioso” quartet).

Presented as part of ExplorASIAN



Sat May 9 2015 8pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall



来自中国琵琶的独特声音与西方的弦乐四重奏完美融合,这个难忘的夜晚主题是”今夜之古今中国”,其特点是谭盾《鬼戏》的室内版本,里面一系列的传统中国民歌演唱是由小提琴家蒋逸文和琵琶演奏家吴蛮担任,还有贝多芬弦乐四重奏11号 F小调 Op.95 (又名《Serioso》四重奏)。