Crossings celebrates the deep and surprising connections between Eastern and Western cultures, from ancient times through the present. In a rich tapestry of readings and music, this cross-cultural collaboration includes works for pipa and string quartet by Zhu-Jian’er and Lou Harrison, alongside music of Maurice Ravel, Bright Sheng and Michio Mamiya. A highlight of this program is the collaborative presence of Yang Wei, internationally acclaimed pipa virtuoso and member of Yo-Yo Ma’s famed Silk Road Ensemble.
Developed with support from the Aaron Roitman Chamber Music Fund, Rhode Island Foundation
Yang Wei, pipa
Katherine Winterstein, Angelia Cho, violins
Consuelo Sherba, viola
Emmanuel Feldman, cello
Lois Shapiro, piano