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Wu Man, IU Global Arts & Humanities Festival: China Remixed
March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am| Free
Free with ticket – Reserved Seating An evening of solo and ensemble works for the Chinese pipa, featuring Grammy nominee Wu Man and ensembles from the IU Jacobs School of Music. Part of the IU Global Arts & Humanities Festival: China Remixed; and a joint presentation of the IU Arts & Humanities Council, the IU Jacobs School of Music, and the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation. Wu Man Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, Grammy Award-nominated musician Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer giving her lute-like instrument—which has a history of over 2,000 years in China—a new role in both traditional and contemporary music. Through numerous concert tours Wu Man has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa, while spearheading multimedia projects to both preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions. Her adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across artistic disciplines allowing Wu Man to reach wider audiences as she works to break through cultural and musical borders. Wu Man’s efforts were recognized when she was named Musical America’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year, marking the first time this prestigious award has been bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument.