One of China’s most traditional plucked string instruments, the Chinese sanxian has been passed down over many generations. It was wildly popular when brought to Japan, resulting in the creation of the shamisen. True to its name, the instrument possesses san (three) xian (strings).

Known for her ability to display the expressive potential of the traditional Chinese instrument, sanxian musician Jessica Lu debuts her milestone concert Strings of Time at Esplanade, as she celebrates two decades of performing!

One of the rare few virtuosos of the sanxian, the much sought-after musician will present a programme that will take us on a journey through time and open our ears to the versatility of this instrument with new compositions inspired by classic works such as Spring South of the River, Night Thoughts, and fusion jazz piece Shakti’s Dance.

From traditional sounds to world music and even new compositions, witness and hear how Lu innovates and revitalises the sanxian’s characteristic resonant tones with her band at Huayi 2020!

Date: 31 Jan & 1 Feb 2020
Time: 8pm
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Ticket Price: $38^
Limited concessions for students, NSFs and seniors: ^$27

Sanxian: Jessica Lu
Erhu: Mike Chiang
Bass, Flute: Colin Yong
Keyboard: Goh Si Kai
Drums: Mohd Noor
Percussion, Didgeridoo: Reggie Perera
Pipa: Yan Yu

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