World-renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man and friends will lead the audience on a superb musical journey, using music to bridge cultural divides by combining traditional Chinese instrumentation with world music and Western jazz inflected elements. Performing with her will be Han Mei on zheng. Edward Perez on bass, and Kaoru Watanabe on Japanese flute and drum.
Free to the public. This event is being held in conjunction with our conference Tradition and Discovery: Teaching Chinese Music in the West.
Also, don’t miss Wu Man conducting an improvisation workshop with Bard Conservatory students, Tuesday March 12, 1pm to 3pm.
Wu Man: On Improvisation
Presented by the US-China Music Institute of the Bard College Conservatory of Music in partnership with the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, the Music Confucius Institute of the Royal Danish Academy of Music, and the Center for Chinese Music and Culture at Middle Tennessee State University