Live and Local

Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man With Illinois Symphony and Singer-Songwriter Wil Maring in Urbana


Chinese-born virtuoso musician Wu Man plays the pipa, a lute-like instrument with a history of more than two thousand years. While preserving its musical traditions, she works to develop a place for her instrument in all art forms. She’ll solo with the Illinois Symphony next weekend, and she’ll be my guest on the Monday edition of “Live and Local.” I’ll talk also with Southern Illinois singer-songwriter Wil Maring, who will play in Urbana next Sunday.