Premiere A Night in Ancient and New China Shanghai Quartet with Wu Man Dec 18, 2015 7:30 pm Buy Tickets

“Mercurial shifts in the mood were accompanied by audible changes in color and texture…. The Shanghai’s playing was superb throughout.” – The Boston Globe

The renowned Shanghai Quartet welcomes the world's premier pipa virtuoso, Wu Man, to the Alexander Kasser Theater. The program includes Beethoven's String Quartet in F Minor, op. 95; contemporary arrangements of traditional Chinese folk music by Shanghai Quartet violinist Yi-Wen Jiang and Wu Man; and the New Jersey/New York premiere of Red Lantern, a new work for string quartet and pipa by eminent Chinese composer Zhao Jiping, known for his scores for the films Farewell My Concubine, To Live, and Raise the Red Lantern, and his son Zhao Lin. 

1 hour, 45 minutes, including one intermission.

Learn more about Wu Man and her friendship with the Shanghai Quartet in The Montclair Times.

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