The Seattle Symphony's tenth annual Celebrate Asia concert features music by famous Chinese and Indian composers. Highlighted by pre- and post-concert entertainment, this spectacular event is a rare opportunity to revel in the rich musical traditions of Seattle's vibrant Asian communities.
PRE-CONCERT | 3PM SAMUEL & ALTHEA STROUM GRAND LOBBY
Aleksa Manila: pre- and post-concert host
Huayin Performing Arts Group: Chinese dance
GDPT Lieu Quan – Co Lam Pagoda: Vietnamese dance
Duoc Su Lion Dance Team
CELEBRATE ASIA CONCERT | 4PM S. MARK TAPER FOUNDATION AUDITORIUM
POST-CONCERT | 6:15PM SAMUEL & ALTHEA STROUM GRAND LOBBY
CHIKIRI and The School of TAIKO: Taiko drumming
Rhythms of India: Bhangra/Bollywood dancing
Born in Shandong, China in 1980, Lin DaYe began to study conducting at the age of 15 at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Lin Daye has collaborated with symphonies around the world, including the China Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as well as with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
Sitar virtuoso Nishat Khan transcends musical barriers with his spellbinding technical mastery and his uniquely invigorating and contemporary approach to Indian music. He is the torchbearer of seven generations and the 400-year old tradition of India’s most renowned musical family.
Warren Chang is a foremost erhu artist and the founder and President of the Chinese Arts and Music Association, as well as the Music Director of the Seattle Chinese Orchestra.
The Seattle Chinese Orchestra (SCO) is the only traditional Chinese Orchestra in the Pacific Northwest. Its mission is to advocate and promote traditional Chinese music to the Western world.
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.
Drug counselor by day, drag diva by night. Aleksa Manila is a celebrated and respected drag personality. Originally from Manila, Philippines, Aleksa now calls Seattle, Washington home.
Finale from The Gate of the Moon (Sitar Concerto No 1)
Erhu Concert No. 1 “Capriccio for the Red Plum Blossom”
Traditional Chinese folk songs
A medley of Chinese movie songs from Hong Hu Lake, Shaolin Temple, Ashima and Red Sun
The Celebrate Asia Composition Competition is generously underwritten by Yoshi and Naomi Minegishi.