The entire Sewanee community is invited to join Nashville-based artist Wu Fei for an evening of music and conversation in conjunction with Lunar New Year celebrations. Wu Fei is a genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso, and vocalist originally from Beijing. She is a renowned master of the guzheng, the 21-string Chinese zither, and has performed at venues as diverse as Beijing’s Forbidden City, Shanghai’s Expo 2010, New York’s MoMA, Vossa Jazz in Norway, and the Europalia Festival in Belgium.
She often collaborates with musicians across genres, and last year released an album with the Grammy Award-winning banjoist Abigail Washburn that is a testament to the connective power of music across seemingly disparate cultures.
The concert and conversation will be held via Zoom at 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26; the Zoom ID is 817 160 1654. A live Q and A will follow the concert.
All students, parents, employees, alumni, and community members are invited to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Performing Arts Series, Department of Asian Studies, Campus Activities Office, and the Asian House. We look forward to connecting with members of the Sewanee community around the globe through Wu Fei’s illuminating music.