Did you know revered composer Lou Harrison once wrote a Concerto for Pipa? (No, not Princess Kate Middleton’s sister, that’s Pippa). The Pipa is a four-stringed Chinese instrument, and Wu Man, one of the finest pipa players on the planet, will be in San Francisco Nov. 5 with the China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra to perform Harrison’s Concerto for Pipa and String Orchestra, among other works. Classical music writer Georgia Rowe has the details here. Finally, ballet fans have two chances this weekend to catch the famed Russian Grand Ballet’s production of the classic “Swan Lake.” Details are here.
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