Wu’s work, as described by allmusic.com, “evinces respect for tradition, an interest in what instruments can do, and good old fashioned showmanship.” Wu Fei’s solo guzheng/vocal suite Moon Hunter draws on the singing form of ancient Chinese poetry. Wu’s original work weaves together traditional guzheng, folk songs, and Chinese opera. The program features Fei’s telling of the history of the guzheng and the regional linguistic character of different singing styles of the Chinese operas.
$40 | $20 under 35 | $10 Students
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.