Capital Region Classical Celebrates Lunar New Year with Program at Massry Center

ALBANY Capital Region Classical presents a program of traditional Chinese and new music with famed pipa player Wu Man and violist Hsin-Yun Huang on Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3 pm at the Massry Center for the Arts on Lunar New Year. 

Wu Man

Program: 

  • Traditional Chinese Folk Melodies 
  • Wang: Dances of the Yi People 
  • Ligeti: Hora Lungă 
  • Chou: Three Folk Songs 
  • Guo: Two Scenes from the Opera 
  • Saygun: Adagio and Allegretto 
  • Knox: Nine Fingers 
  • Bunch: The 3 Gs 
  • Sheng: Three Folk Songs (arr. Ouyang) 
  • Lei Liang: Mother’s Songs NY Premiere, CRC Co-commission 

Recognized as the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and a leading ambassador of Chinese music, Wu Man has carved out a career as a soloist, educator and composer. She has premiered hundreds of new works for the pipa, while also spearheading projects to both preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions. She was named Musical America’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year, marking the first time this award has been bestowed on a player of a non-Western instrument, and, in 2021, she received an honorary Doctorate of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. Wu Man has served as Artistic Director of the Xi’an Silk Road Music Festival at the Xi’an Conservatory. As a founding musician  in Yo-Yo Ma’s Silkroad project, she has performed across the globe with the Silkroad Ensemble. 

Hsin-Yun Huang

Violist Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career by performing on international stages, commissioning and recording new works and nurturing young musicians. She was the first solo violist to be presented in the National Performance Center of the Arts in Beijing and was featured as a faculty member with Yo-Yo Ma in Guangzhou. She regularly appears at the Marlboro, Spoleto, Ravinia and [email protected] festivals. She came to international attention as winner of the 1988 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. She won the 1993 ARD International Music Competition and received the Bunkamura Orchard Hall Award. 

TICKET INFORMATION

Individual tickets are $35. All children and students are free. For information, call 518-941-4331 or visit capitalregionclassical.org

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