Artist in Residence

Rui Fu

improvisational singer-songwriter

Wed. September 8, 2021 | 8:30pm

Rui Fu

Patio Stage

Under advisement from her doctor to postpone performances while she rests her voice, Rui Fu’s workshop and performance at Strathmore’s Patio Stage on September 7 and September 8 have been cancelled. 

All tickets will be refunded within 3 weeks to the original payment method.

Please contact the Ticket Office at or 301.581.5100 if you prefer to exchange your tickets for a different Strathmore Presents performance or change your ticket purchase to a tax-deductible donation. 

Please note that during this time, our ticket office is open Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm. We will do everything that we can to respond to patrons in a timely manner and ensure that every need is taken care of in the coming weeks.

Singer-songwriter Rui Fu specializes in improvisational and impressionistic interpretations of Chinese ethnic musical traditions and modernist portrayals of ancient Taoist meditative music. Her experimental performances explore the natural pace of one’s breath in relation to the gravitational tendencies of the body, and the musical direction that arises as a result.

Her storytelling is conveyed through distinctive vocal profiles, and she is strongly influenced by the temporal, timbral, and rhythmic flexibilities exemplified through Chinese guqin notations. Through her music, Fu initiates conversations between Indigenous music cultures and rare instruments around the world, often employing her signature, non-lexical vocals as her own “language” and lyrics to illustrate a crossing of cultural and religious barriers. 

Sponsored by Hope Eastman and Allen Childs

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