The Kentucky Center presents
Abigail Washburn + Wu Fei
Abigail Washburn is a GRAMMY Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player based in Nashville, TN. In 2016, she won her most recent GRAMMY for “Best Folk Album” with her husband, Béla Fleck.
Abigail, a Mandarin Chinese speaker, has toured in China for 20+ years. In 2012, she gave a talk at the TED convention in Long Beach, CA, titled “Building US-China Relations…by Banjo”, sharing her true story of shifting from a career in law to pursue cultural connections through music. She was the first US-China Fellow at Vanderbilt University.
Wu Fei is a native of Beijing and a current Nashville resident. She is a master of the guzheng, the ancient 21-string Chinese zither. Trained as a Western classical composer and vocalist, she writes for choir, string quartets, chamber ensembles and orchestra.
Please join us for a Q&A session after the concert.
This performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and Kentucky Arts Council.
Group pricing is available in select areas. Call (502) 566-5152 for details.
Kentucky Center Members, order through the Hotlines to receive your FULL BENEFITS, including waived fees. MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 566-5144. CenterCircle Members ($500+), call (502) 566-5195. Hotlines are open M-F, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Members can purchase tickets for this show starting Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 9:00 AM by calling the Membership Hotline.
SCENE at the Center, our small plates eatery, offers bar and food service two hours prior to most performances in Whitney Hall and the Bomhard Theater. Kitchen service ends as the curtain rises, but beverage service will continue throughout the performances and extend through midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.