Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra
José-Luis Novo, conductor
Wu Man, pipa
January 20, 2007 8PM
Osterhout Concert Theater
Anderson Center for the Arts
Order tickets by calling 607-723-3931, Mon-Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Bernstein — West Side Story: Symphonic Dances
Tan Dun — Pipa Concerto
Ravel — Ma Mère L'Oye (Mother Goose)
"The artist most responsible for bringing the pipa to the Western World."
Los Angeles Times
Wu Man is a phenomenon in world music circles. Performing on the pipa, a Chinese lute instrument, she brings her profound artistry to a concerto written for her by Tan Dun, composer of the popular soundtrack to the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Eastern and Western musical styles come together in Ravel's beloved ballet score inspired by the tales of Mother Goose. This concert also marks the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of West Side Story, a work which helped redefine American musical theater.