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Wu Man, solo pipa

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Gildenhorn Recital Hall

Photograph of Chinese pipa player, Wu ManThe world’s premier pipa virtuoso Wu Man returns to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center for the first time since her 2010 performance of A Chinese Home with the Kronos Quartet to perform a program of traditional Chinese works. As a leading ambassador of Chinese music, Chinese-born musician Wu Man has introduced the pipa - the traditional, four-stringed Chinese lute - to new audiences from around the world and has commissioned and premiered more than a hundred solo and quartet works, concertos, opera, chamber, electronic and jazz music, as well as in theatre productions, film, dance and collaborations with visual artists.

As part of an event series entitled Diversity Through Music (sponsored by the UMD Office of Diversity Education and Compliance and the Nyumburu Cultural Center, and with support from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center), Wu Man brings the ancient instrument to life in CSPAC's Gildenhorn Recital Hall. Listen to recordings by world-renowned musician Wu Man and learn more about the pipa through books and recordings held in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library: