‘Empress of Pipa’ in Sag Harbor

At the Old Whalers Church

The Bach Before and Beyond chamber music series at the Old Whalers Church in Sag Harbor will present a concert by Liu Fang, who has been called the “empress of pipa” by the Canadian magazine L’actualité, on Sunday at 3 p.m. She will perform works of the Tang Dynasty characterized by spectacular finger dexterity and virtuosi programmatic effects, according to Walter Klauss, artistic director of the series.

The pipa is a four-stringed Chinese musical instrument with a pear-shaped wooden body. Ms. Fang has performed throughout the world, including solo recitals of Chinese traditional and classical music as well as contemporary music with orchestras, string quartets, and ensembles. 

Tickets are $20 at the door or at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor.