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Knights with Wu Man, pipa

(2012/2013 Performing Arts)

Sat, Feb 23
8:00 PM

“A chamber music experience in orchestral form.” – Yo-Yo Ma

Renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man returns with progressive New York classical ensemble The Knights for a stirring evening of elegant classical and contemporary chamber orchestra works. A leading ambassador of Chinese music, Grammy-nominated Wu Man fosters projects that give the ancient pipa (a lute-like instrument) a new role in today’s music world. She’ll join The Knights, a “talented and vivacious” (The New York Times) ensemble of adventurous musicians from the New York music scene, who cultivate collaborative music making.

Stravinsky: Concerto in E-flat (“Dumbarton Oaks”)
Lou Harrison: Concerto for Pipa with String Orchestra
Debussy: Prélude à “L’Après-midi d’un faune”
Milhaud: Le Boeuf sur le toit, op. 58 (The Ox on the Roof )
Wu Man: Blue and Green
Program subject to change

Wu Man presents “Returning to the East”
talk with video

Friday, February 22, 7:30 pm
UCSB McCune Conference Room (HSSB 6020)
Co-presented with East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies
FREE and open to the public

Chamber Music masterclasses with members of The Knights and UCSB students
Satuday, February 23, 12 noon – 1 pm
Brass masterclass UCSB Geringer Hall (Music 1250)
String masterclass Music Lecture Hall (Music 1145)
Co-presented with UCSB Department of Music
FREE and open to the public

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