Wu Fei, guzheng

Wu Fei

April 7, 2024 | 3:00PM
Logan Center Performance Hall

$40 | $32 UC Faculty & Staff | $20 under 35 | $10 Students

UChicago Students: request a free ticket (limit 25)

Moon Hunter

Wu’s work, as described by allmusic.com, “evinces respect for tradition, an interest in what instruments can do, and good old fashioned showmanship.” Wu Fei’s solo guzheng/vocal suite Moon Hunter draws on the singing form of ancient Chinese poetry. Wu’s original work weaves together traditional guzheng, folk songs, and Chinese opera. The program features Fei’s telling of the history of the guzheng and the regional linguistic character of different singing styles of the Chinese operas. 

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education.


Want more guzheng greatness? Join Wu Fei after the concert for a free masterclass at 6:00 PM in the Logan Center Performance Hall.

Wu Fei is also presenting a lunch conversation on Monday, April 8 at 1:00 PM at the International House Assembly Hall. Registration required, details below:

Join us for a lunch conversation with Wu Fei, genre-bending composer, guzheng virtuoso, and vocalist from Beijing, China. The program begins with a short guzheng performance followed by a conversation and audience Q&A session moderated by Anna Schultz, Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago. Learn more about Wu Fei’s chamber orchestral work “Hello Gold Mountain” and her growth as an artist and immigrant as she discusses the relationship of her “mother tongue” in music from the birth-motherland (China) and the development of a “new tongue” in her adopted-motherland (United States).