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Previous broadcasts have included performances recorded at the Barns at Wolf Trap, the Library of Congress, and the National Gallery of Art.
The Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man, pipa
Presented by the Freer Gallery of Art Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 9:00pm
The Shanghai Quartet with soloist Wu Man, pipa was recorded April 26, 2016 at Baird Auditorium by Suraya Mohammed. The concert was co-presented by the Freer-Sackler and Smithsonian Associates.
Two-time Grammy-nominated artist Wu Man performs music for solo Chinese lute (pipa) and joins the renowned Shanghai Quartet for an all-Chinese program in this special Smithsonian appearance. She is a member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble and was named Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013 by Musical America.
Strings magazine praised the Shanghai Quartet for “32 years of carrying the torch of rigorous musical integrity and profound commitment to playing music as if it was always being created anew.”
The quartet includes Weigang Li and Yi-Wen Jiang, violin, Honggang Li, viola, and Nicholas Tzavaras, cello.
TYI-Wen Jiang: Selections from ChinaSong 2002-13
Yao Dance; Shepherds Song; Harvest Celebration
Traditional, arr. by Wu Man: Kui: Song of Kazakhstan 2012
Wu Man, pipa
Zhao Lin: Red Lantern, Quintet for Pipa and String Quartet 2015 Washington premiere
Adapted from Raise the Red Lantern by Zhao Jiping--1991 film
Zhou Long: Song of the Ch'n 2003
Tan Dun: Bach, Monks, and Shakespeare Meet in Water
from Concerto for String Quartet and Pipa --1999
Lukáš Vondráček, piano
Presented by the Phillips Collection Sunday Concerts