Wu Man, pipa
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Thursday, January 07, 2021 - 7:30 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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This concert is part of the Wagman Century Series. You can also Build Your Own Subscription or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale September 8.

About This Performance

“What brought us together to create this program is the desire to connect, rediscover, and learn,” says violist Hsin-Yun Huang of her collaborative program with pipa player Wu Man. Juxtaposing folk-inspired music from the 13th century to today, these two master artists have created a listening experience that is “rich, surprising, and full of beauty” through the unlikely combination of these two magnificent string instruments.

Strings of Soul
Traditional: Jasmine Flower
Liang: Work TBA  Philadelphia Premiere
Knox: Nine Fingers
Bunch: Three G’s
Ligeti: Hora Lunga
Traditional: Dance of Yi

The Artist(s)

Wu Man
Wu Man, pipa
Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music, 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 she has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa,… Read More
Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Violist Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career performing on international concert stages, commissioning and recording new works, and nurturing young musicians. Recent highlights include performances for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music Columbus, and the Seoul Spring Festival. Ms. Huang has commissioned compositions from Steven Mackey, Shih-Hui Chen,… Read More


Pipa Player Wu Man plays 'Jasmine Flower' Live in the WQXR Studio
Arnold Bax Viola Sonata/ Hsin-Yun Huang
Social Series

This concert is part of the Social Series. Click here to learn more about the free tasting paired with this concert.