Musical Bridges Project | 2022
The 2022 Concert
A SPECIAL EVENT
Wednesday, July 6 | 7:30 PM | Free Event
ANGEL LAM The heart is deeper than the ocean
Wu Man pipa
Cheng Allen Liang cello
Melvin Chen piano
The second in our continuing series of commissions bridging music of different cultures with traditional Western classical chamber music features Wu Man― GRAMMY-nominated pipa virtuoso and founding member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road project―in a new work by celebrated composer Angel Lam for pipa, cello, and piano.
During the evening you will first hear the work performed, followed by a discussion of the work between the composer and artists, and then lastly a recap performance when you'll have to opportunity to hear the work again, but with a different perspective.
Musical Bridges and this performance is made possible through the generous support of the Desai Family Foundation.
What is a pipa?
Pipa virtuoso Wu Man explains more about this lute-like instrument with a history of more than two thousand years.
"...otherworldly, dreamily poetic...fanciful music, rich singing tone and sense of drama." — The New York Times
Composer Angel Lam is a Norfolk alum who has become a first call composer, with works now in the repertoire of soloists, chamber ensembles, and orchestras around the world. | MORE
Wu Man: The Power of the Pipa
Composer Angel Lam: Music and Stories
“My daughter was born on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the lunisolar calendar, the day of “little snow”...
For All Events Patrons Must...
• Be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 including any booster dose(s) when eligible.
• Show their vaccination card and photo ID at the door.
• Wear ASTM or N95-equivalent mask at all times inside the building.
Cloth masks alone are not permitted.
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