Beethoven | Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b
Zhao Jiping | Pipa Concerto No. 2
— Wu Man, Pipa
Tchaikovsky | Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36
Poetry and drama unify this quintessential “East meets West” program. Two great western classics, the rousing overture to Beethoven’s opera, Fidelio, and Tchaikovsky’s gripping Fourth Symphony, are paired with Zhao Jiping’s gorgeous Concerto No. 2 for Pipa, the traditional Chinese lute. This work showcases the extraordinary talent of guest artist Wu Man, the world’s premier pipa virtuoso and leading ambassador of Chinese music.