The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is thrilled to host reigning master of the pipa, Wu Man, with leading international chamber group, the Shanghai Quartet on Saturday, May 9 at 8pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. In its Vancouver premiere, this rare, beguiling collaboration titled A Night in Ancient and New China will feature the great music of China, from its traditional roots to more contemporary expressions.
Wu Man is a world-class performer on the pipa, an ancient and treasured Chinese lute-like instrument that originates back more than two millennia ago. Together with the distinguished Shanghai Quartet, this concert will explore both the traditional and modern styles of China’s great music.
Wu Man is the de facto ambassador of the pipa and celebrated for bringing this iconic Chinese traditional sound to North America (2015 marks 25 years since she first arrived to the US, her home base). Further, she’s praised for introducing the pipa to new artistic contexts and styles, bridging eastern and western influences together to create a wider appeal, which is particularly well suited to audiences in Vancouver.
A pair of tickets to see the Shanghai Quartet on Saturday May 9 at 8 p.m. at the Chan Shun Concert Hall
CONTEST CLOSING TIME
Contest closes May 3, 2015 – Winner will be contacted upon closing time.
SKILL TESTING QUESTION
Which violinist arranged the suite of Chinese folk songs? For a hint, go here: http://www.chancentre.com/whats-on/wu-man-shanghai-quartet