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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 7:30 PM // Hill Auditorium

China NCPA Orchestra

Performance
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One of China’s great orchestras, from the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing, makes its UMS debut with a new work commissioned by Qigang Chen, the music director of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The concert also shines a spotlight on Wu Man, the world’s reigning pipa virtuoso and Silk Road Ensemble member. She performs Lou Harrison’s concerto for the pipa, a traditional Chinese lute that dates back 2,000 years. Wu Man has devoted her career to creating awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions and was named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013, the first time the award was given to a player of a non-Western instrument.

PROGRAM

Qigang Chen Luan Tan (2014-15)
Lou Harrison Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra (1997)
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98

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  • Ilene H. Forsyth Choral Union Endowment Fund

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Interview: Tiffany Ng, University of Michigan Carillonist

University carillonist and assistant professor Tiffany Ng give UMS her unique perspective about the upcoming China NCPA Orchestra performance.

11/7/17 7:30 PM
Hill Auditorium

China NCPA Orchestra

Performance

One of China’s great orchestras, from the National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing, makes its UMS debut with a new work commissioned by Qigang Chen, the music director of the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The concert also shines a spotlight on Wu Man, the world’s reigning pipa virtuoso and Silk Road Ensemble member. She performs Lou Harrison’s concerto for the pipa, a traditional Chinese lute that dates back 2,000 years. Wu Man has devoted her career to creating awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions and was named Musical America’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 2013, the first time the award was given to a player of a non-Western instrument.

PROGRAM (Tue 11/7/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Qigang Chen Luan Tan (2014-15)
Lou Harrison Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra (1997)
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in e minor, Op. 98

Thank You to Our Sponsors

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • Ilene H. Forsyth Choral Union Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

UMS LOBBY

Interview: Tiffany Ng, University of Michigan Carillonist

University carillonist and assistant professor Tiffany Ng give UMS her unique perspective about the upcoming China NCPA Orchestra performance.

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