The Knights and Wu Man
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Renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man performs classic and contemporary chamber orchestra works with progressive New York classical ensemble The Knights.
Concerto in E-flat (Dumbarton Oaks)
Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra
Prelude a l’après-midi d’un faune
Le boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58
Blue and Green (arranged for Pipa and Orchestra)
Recognized as the world's premier pipa virtuoso and as a leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man creates and fosters projects that give this ancient instrument a new role in today's music world, not only introducing the instrument to new audiences, but commissioning and premiering over a hundred new works. A Grammy-nominated artist, she has collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma in the recording of Silk Road and worked with renowned musicians including Tan Dun and the Kronos Quartet.
Hailed as "the future of classical music in America" by the Los Angeles Times, The Knights are an ensemble of adventurous musicians from the New York music scene who cultivate collaborative music making and creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance. Their unique roster includes composers, arrangers, singer-songwriters, and improvisers who bring a range of cultural influences to the group including jazz, klezmer, pop, and indie rock music. The orchestra's extensive repertoire features traditional and contemporary masterworks of classical, popular, and world music in collaboration with such artists as soprano Dawn Upshaw and violinist Gil Shaham.
The Knights — "…talented and vivacious Brooklyn indie orchestra."
— New York Times
"Wu Man is one of the rare musicians who has changed the history of the instrument she plays."
— Boston Globe
Excerpt: Wu Man performs "Troika," from Lou Harrison's Pipa Concerto
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