A world premiere from Rhode Island’s own performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its heart.
Aurea is delighted to join forces for the first time with Yang Wei, internationally acclaimed pipa virtuoso and member of Yo-Yo Ma’s famed Silk Road Ensemble; and Lois Shapiro, renowned pianist and chamber music collaborator, of the Triple Helix Piano Trio. Crossings will celebrate 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 will include world and New England premieres of music for pipa and string quartet by Zhou Long, Zhu-Jian’er and Liu Tianhua, alongside music of Maurice Ravel, John Dowland and Lou Harrison.
Post-show Artist Up-Close moderated by Catherine Hawkes, Assistant Professor of Music at Roger Williams University