May
17
8:00 PM20:00

91.9 WFPK Presents: Abigail Washburn + Wu Fei at The Kentucky Center

91.9 WFPK presents
Abigail Washburn + Wu Fei

Location: The Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St - GET DIRECTIONS

  • Date(s): Friday, May 17th @ 8:00 PM

  • Ages: All ages

  • Price: Tickets are $30.00

Abigail Washburn is a GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player based in Nashville, TN. In 2016, she won her most recent GRAMMY for “Best Folk Album” with her husband, Béla Fleck.

Abigail, a Mandarin Chinese speaker, has toured in China for 20+ years. In 2012, she gave a talk at the TED convention in Long Beach, CA, titled “Building US-China Relations…by Banjo”, sharing her true story of shifting from a career in law to pursue cultural connections through music. She was the first US-China Fellow at Vanderbilt University.

Wu Fei is a native of Beijing and a current Nashville resident. She is a master of the guzheng, the ancient 21-string Chinese zither. Trained as a Western classical composer and vocalist, she writes for choir, string quartets, chamber ensembles and orchestra.  

Please join us for a Q&A session after the concert.

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Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Wu Fei & chatterbird ensemble premiere Hello Gold Mountain featuring oudist Shanir Blumenkranz, Nashville, TN

Venue: Ingram Hall

Time: 8pm

Concert & ticket detail: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chatterbird-presents-hello-gold-mountain-by-wu-fei-tickets-49394415025

HELLO GOLD MOUNTAIN IS AN ORIGINAL COMPOSITION BY WU FEI FOR CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, PERFORMED BY CHATTERBIRD ENSEMBLE, FEATURING WU FEI ON GUZHENG AND SHANIR EZRA BLUMENKRANZ (SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE) ON OUD — THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE AND JEWISH PLUCKED STRING INSTRUMENTS RESPECTIVELY.

The work is inspired by real stories of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai from Europe before and during World War II, and built lives in China.

Visit our website, Hello Gold Mountain, to learn more about the project. 

The premiere of Hello Gold Mountain is made possible by the MAP Fund, supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional support for the project comes from the Danielle Rose Paikin Foundation and the Tennessee Arts Commission's Arts Build Communities grant.

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Nov
15
2:00 PM14:00

Wu Fei with Chatterbird at Nashville Public Library Auditorium

November 15, 2 PM: Nashville Public Library Auditorium. Collaborative concert featuring Wu Fei and Chatterbird musicians presented in partnership with Music for Seniors. This concert will feature the silent film archives of the Nashville Public Library’s Audiovisual Conservation department. FREE, and sponsored in part by funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities program.

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