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Join the University of Chicago's Center for East Asia Studies and International House Global Voices Program as we welcome pipa (Chinese lute) musician, Wu Man to engage in a conversation about her musical career and impressive repertoire.

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, while spearheading multimedia projects to both preserve and create awareness of China’s ancient musical traditions. Her adventurous spirit and virtuosity have led to collaborations across artistic disciplines, allowing her to reach wider audiences as she works to break through cultural and musical borders.

This intimate, yet casual, LUNCH CONVERSATION will be moderated by David Wilson (UChicago Ethnomusicology) and the audience will be encouraged to ask questions.

This program is FREE and open to the public with registration being REQUIRED to attend. Lunch will be served to all registrants. Registration will close on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

This program is sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program at the University of Chicago, UChicago Presents, and the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies with support from a Title VI National Resource Center grant from the United States Department of Education, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Chinese Fine Arts Society of Chicago. This engagement is further supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council and the Crane Group.

Please email eastasia@uchicago.edu for questions regarding this event.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance should contact the Office of Programs and External Relations in advance at 773-753-2274 or i-house-programs@uchicago.edu.

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